Remington College’s highest priority is the health and safety of our students, faculty and staff. As such, we are continuing to monitor the ongoing spread of the Coronavirus and will take appropriate action to protect our students, faculty, and staff when information becomes available. More information will be shared on this website as it becomes available.

Operation Homefront

Their goal is to be the provider of choice for short-term and Critical Financial Assistance, long-term stability and recurring support programs to military families. SHORT-TERM CRITICAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE (RELIEF) Critical Financial Assistance* for food, utilities, home repairs, rent/mortgage payments, etc. Rent-free transitional housing for wounded service members LONG-TERM STABILITY (RESILIENCY) Mortgage-free homes awarded across the […]

COVID-19 Resources: PC’s for People

https://www.pcsforpeople.org/get-technology/ https://www.pcsforpeople.org/get-technology/

American Camp Association

This resource will allow you to search for 2020 Virtual Camp listings. You can search for available camps using several filters including: free or camps with fees, activity categories and more. URL: https://members.acacamps.org/Virtual-Camp?select-orgaffil=78&text-description=

Dollywood Pre K Imagination Free Season Pass

Free Pre-K Imagination Season Pass Children born in 2015 or 2016 can visit Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country for free all season long with a Pre-K Imagination Season Pass. This special 35th Anniversary offer is inspired by Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library that introduces young children to the joy of learning through books. The deadline to […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – U-HAUL

U-HAUL Offers 30 Days Free Self- Storage amid Coronavirus Outbreak The free month applies to new customers with college IDs and is a limited-time offer subject to availability. Please visit the link below for further information. URL: https://www.uhaul.com/Articles/About/20625/College-Students-U-Haul-Offers-30-Days-Free-Self-Storage-Amid-Coronavirus-Outbreak/

COVID-19- Relief Resources – JOANN Face Mask Kits

MOST JOANN STORES are participating in the Take and Make masks with donated fabric and guidance. This is a free kit with supplies to make your own face mask. Due to supplies being limited, it’s first come first serve. The website also has videos and templates regarding making your own masks. Please visit the website […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Free Face Masks Online

Two online retailers are offering to mail free face masks to your home. Flexispot and DHVANI   Please visit the website below for more information regarding ordering information.   URL: https://www.kxan.com/news/simplehealth/medical/two-places-to-get-free-face-masks-online/    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Polar Bears International Educational Resources

Polar Bears International The Polar Bears International website has developed a curriculum for kids that provides educational information about polar bears that includes: live chats with scientists, the polar bear tracker, live cam of the polar bears and Northern Lights and more. The website provides a schedule for videos and activities.   URL: https://polarbearsinternational.org/#    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – American Museum of Natural History

Welcome to OLogy! A science website for kids from the American Museum of Natural History. The website provides educational games, activities and learning videos and live streams covering a variety of types. Some of the topics included are: Anthropology Archaeology Astronomy Biodiversity Brain Climate Change Earth Genetics Marine Biology Microbiology PaleontOLogy Physics Water Zoology   […]

COVID-19- Relief Resources – The Weather Channel

We Love Weather is provided by The Weather Channel and provides educational information. This resource has weather activities for kids, step by step experiments and educational videos with experiments regarding science.   URL: https://weloveweather.tv/    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – California Science Center

The California Science Center has provided easy to follow science activities for children as well as live science videos and more through their “Stuck at Home Science”. The site posts new activities every weekday at 10:00am.   URL: https://californiasciencecenter.org/stuck-at-home-science  

COVID-19 Resources: Children’s Defense Fund- Useful Resources for Children and Families During the COVID-19 Crisis

Description:  Links to resources for families seeking assistance with health coverage, education, self-care and wellness and state-specific resources.  Also information for immigrant families URL:  https://www.childrensdefense.org/useful-resource-covid-19/#immigrant

COVID-19 Resources: National Low Income Housing Coalition- State and Local Rental Assistance Search

URL:  https://nlihc.org/rental-assistance

COVID-19 Resources: List of Museums, Zoos and Theme Parks Offering Virtual Tours

Description:  “Walk” through some of the world’s most prestigious cultural institutions, like The Met and The American Museum of Natural History, then go for a “ride” on Disney’s new Frozen rollercoaster with the kids. And regardless of your age, we think everyone will enjoy some live footage of pandas playing at the zoo! URL:  https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/travel/a31784720/best-virtual-tours/

COVID-19 Resources: Virtual Exhibits for Online Learning and Fun- Cleveland

Description:  A list of museums, art galleries, zoos, and aquariums that give children a chance to learn by virtual visiting. URL:  https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/families-and-individuals/resources-for-parents-and-families/Virtual-Exhibits-Online-Learning-and-Fun

COVID-19- Relief Resources – Walt Disney Fireworks

Walt Disney World and Disneyland have been closed since March 14 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Disney Magic Moments shared a “virtual viewing” of the “Happily Ever After” fireworks show at Walt Disney World for families to enjoy. Happily Ever After is the nighttime spectacular from Magic Kingdom. “For this special pre-recorded viewing of ‘Happily […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Virtual Games for Kids

MommyPoppins.com – has provided information about virtual activities and games for children of all ages to play with their friends. The website provides virtual games that can be accessed using multiple kinds of software. Please visit the website for more information.   URL: https://mommypoppins.com/boredom-busters/fun-games-kids-play-with-friends-virtually

COVID-19 Relief Resources – East Tennessee Job Opportunities

WATE news has provided a list of business that are currently hiring in the East Tennessee area. The website is updated regularly with new information. Please visit their site for more information.   URL: https://www.wate.com/news/business-buzz/list-whos-hiring-in-east-tennessee/

COVID-19 Resources: SingleCare Free Prescription Discount Card

URL:  https://www1.singlecare.com/rescare

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Storyline Online

Storyline is a free resource for remote learning during COVID-19 where movie stars read their favorite stories to kids.   URL: https://www.storylineonline.net/      

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Fun Brain

This website allows students to play games while learning Math and Reading Skills. You can choose the activities and games for ages Pre-K through 8th grade.   URL: https://www.funbrain.com/  

COVID-19 Resources: National Domestic Violence Hotline

URL:  https://www.thehotline.org/help/

COVID-19 Resources: Veterans Crisis Line

Call 800-273-8255 or text 838255 URL:  https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/

COVID-19 Resources: Crisis Textline

Text TALK to 741741 URL:  https://www.crisistextline.org/  

COVID-19 Resources: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call 800-273-8255 or Chat with Lifeline URL:  https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

COVID-19 Resources: Substance Abuse & Mental Heath Services Administration- Disaster Distress Helpline

Substance Abuse & Mental Heath Services Administration:  Disaster Distress Helpline Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 URL:  https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Free Offers for Healthcare Workers and First Responders

Starbucks announced on March 25 that the chain would give out free coffee to anyone who identifies as a front-line responder to the pandemic through May 3. The free coffee must be a tall hot or iced brewed coffee. Krispy Kreme announced on March 28 that it would give healthcare workers and first responder free doughnuts on Mondays at […]

COVID-19 – Relief Resources – Free Meal Sites for Children

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System’s Child Nutrition Department will be serving free breakfast and lunch at multiple school sites across the parish beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. While supplies last, families will be able to pick up pre-packaged breakfast and lunches for children 18 years of age […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Experience Great Smoky Mountains National Park at Home through their SmokiEEEs program! Learn online and outside with Park Ranger-led adventures, activities and resources for students of all ages. The website has activities as well as kid posted videos in the community and video tours in the Smokies.   URL: https://smokieees.org/  

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Amazon Prime for Kids

Amazon is now offering free access to some of its Prime programming for kids. You don’t need to be an Amazon Prime subscriber, but you will need to create an Amazon account to log in. Currently the lineup includes primarily Amazon’s own original programming for kids, plus a lot of PBS Kids content—but more options may be […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – National Geographic Educational Resources

Now, as communities around the world are exploring new ways of teaching and learning at home, we invite you to join us for live broadcasts of Explorer Classroom. In our commitment to support educators, students and families during this transition, we are now providing Explorer Classroom every weekday at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Explorer Classroom’s live video events connect […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – State Farm

In response to COVID-19, State Farm’s “State Farm Good Neighbor Relief” is returning $2 billion dividend to Mutual auto insurance customers. The website says that “On average most customers will see a 25% policy credit. Customers do not need to take action. Credits will be automatically applied”. Please visit the website for information about Frequently […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Free Counseling

Office of Behavioral Health: Free Counseling services through Keep Calm Through COVID hotline Recognizing the strong emotions and associated stress many people are feeling with the COVID-19 outbreak, the Louisiana Department of Health’s Office of Behavioral Health has established a hotline to help Louisianans cope. The Keep Calm Through COVID crisis phone line provides trained, […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources- Brain POP

Brain POP and Brain POP Jr. have interactive videos, activities and quizzes designed for kids. To assist with learning needs due to COVID-19, the website is offering families to sign up for free access to the materials. Please visit the site for more details. Topics included: Local and State Governments Math Arts and Technology Concept […]

COVID-19 Resources: Path to Government Benefits

URL:  https://www.benefits.gov/help/faq/Coronavirus-resources

COVID-19 Resource: Homeless Shelter Directory

URL:  https://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Google Arts and Culture

Google Arts and Culture Visit this website to explore art collections, take virtual tours of museums around the world, explore places around the world, learn about historical figures and history, experiments, different cultures and more.   URL: https://artsandculture.google.com/    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Simon and Schuster Publishing

Read & Learn with Simon Kids is presented by Simon and Schuster Publishing   The website offers live read-alouds, downloadable activities, curriculum guides and more.   URL: https://simonandschusterpublishing.com/readandlearn/  

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Sesame Street Educational Resources

In response to COVID-19, Sesame Street is offering educational videos for children about safe hand washing, caring for each other and more. URL: https://www.sesamestreet.org/caring  

COVID-19 Articles: 3 Steps you can take to stay healthy during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

URL:  https://nutrition.org/making-health-and-nutrition-a-priority-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic/

COVID-19 Articles: Simple Vegan Recipes to Try During the Quarantine

URL:  https://www.peta.org/living/food/simple-vegan-recipes/

COVID- 19 Articles: Avoid Cabin Fever With These 125 Ideas to Keep Kids Entertained During the Coronavirus Crisis

URL:  https://parade.com/1009774/stephanieosmanski/things-to-do-with-kids-during-coronavirus-quarantine/

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Imagination Library Bedtime Stories with Dolly Parton Goodnight with Dolly is a 10-week special series of weekly videos featuring Dolly Parton reading select Imagination Library books. The weekly read aloud series begins on April 2. Dolly hopes this series of stories will provide comfort and reassurance to kids and families during the shelter-in-place mandates.   […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Kennedy Space Center Educational Resources

The Kennedy Space Center is having live presentations on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on Facebook Live at 9:30am Eastern Standard Time for younger children and 1:00pm Eastern Standard Time for young adults.   URL: https://www.facebook.com/pg/KennedySpaceCenterVisitorComplex/posts/?ref=page_internal    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Read Alouds

Authors who are planning new read-alouds and lessons are sharing their schedules in a Google Doc created by literacy advocate Olivia Van Ledtje. Please visit the link below for the schedule and link to each read-aloud.   URL: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MrM7Ypu3uoEEwbyLQ6sxkx8d-sePrP2J64WQrb6dNfI/edit        

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Free Online Homeschool Curriculum

Calvert Homeschool Due to the Coronavirus Crisis, Calvert’s is offering FREE curriculum for the first 3 months. Use Code: CALVERT90 Calvert’s has curriculum for grades K-2 and 3-12 with media-rich curriculum for grades 3-12.   Please visit the site below for more information. URL: https://www.calverthomeschool.com/    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Home-Schooling Resources

Due to the Coronavirus Crisis, The TODAY Show has provided home-school tips and free resources to assist. Please visit the link below for ideas for activities, tips and other resources.   URL:  https://www.today.com/parents/how-homeschool-during-coronavirus-crisis-t176020      

COVID-19 Article: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Social Distancing With Children

URL:  https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/coronavirus-social-distancing.html

COVID-19 Article: Tips for Families: Coronavirus

URL:  https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/3210-tips-for-families-coronavirus

COVID-19 Article: 8 Tips for Working From Home With Kids During COVID-19

URL:  https://www.yalemedicine.org/stories/8-tips-work-at-home-with-kids-covid-19/

COVID-19 Article: Working and Learning from Home During the COVID-19 Outbreak

URL:  https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/chest-lungs/Pages/Working-and-Learning-from-Home-During-the-COVID-19-Outbreak.aspx

COVID-19 Articles: Family Activities to Do During COVID-19

URL:  https://loganhealth.org/prod/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/What-to-do-at-home-with-your-kids-during-COVID-2019.pdf

COVID-19 Article: Mental health considerations for children quarantined because of COVID-19

URL:   https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanchi/article/PIIS2352-4642(20)30096-1/fulltext

COVID-19 Article: Stress and Coping

Description: The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. URL:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html

COVID-19 Article: How to Maintain a Positive State of Mind During the COVID-19 Pandemic

How to Maintain a Positive State of Mind During the COVID-19 Pandemic https://www.indeed.com/hire/c/info/maintain-a-positive-state-of-mind?hl=en&cc=US

COVID-19 Resource: FindHelp

FindHelp Find food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs, including new programs for the COVID-19 pandemic by zip code:  https://findhelp.org/

COVID-19 Article: COVID-19 Is Coinciding With a Loneliness Epidemic

COVID-19 Is Coinciding With a Loneliness Epidemic Description:  Emotional health. URL:   https://www.govexec.com/management/2020/03/covid-19-coinciding-loneliness-epidemic/164153/

COVID-19 Article: A Parent’s Guide to Working from Home with Kids

A Parent’s Guide to Working from Home with Kids https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/career-development/working-from-home-with-kids

COVID-19 Article: 7 Healthy Tips for a Better Night Sleep

7 Healthy Tips for a Better Night Sleep https://blog.ed.ted.com/2016/08/23/7-healthy-tips-for-a-better-nights-sleep/?fbclid=IwAR2KLWjiE4JOHhB7LsLplCuc3sMju4Zy-x_K-dP1w7naWb1FSSURfiKgNIQ

COVID-19: Get Your Home Ready

Description: This interim guidance is to help household members plan for community transmission of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages household members to prepare for the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak in their community. URL:   https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/COVID19_FAQ_HouseholdReady-H.pdf

COVID-19 Article: How soap kills the coronavirus

How soap kills the coronavirus https://ed.ted.com/best_of_web/wy0p8edN  

COVID-19 Resources- Project K!d

Description: PROJECT K!D is dedicated to offering families creative and inventive ways to spend unplugged time with kids. From DIY crafts to party ideas to home décor solutions, we mix traditional craft and household materials in surprising ways. At PROJECT K!D, we produce web content, original lifestyle magazine features, sponsored content for large companies, DIY videos, and craft books. […]

COVID-19 Article: Homeschooling Through COVID-19

Homeschooling Through COVID-19 Description: The Coalition for Responsible Home Education is offering resources to help families navigate their children’s education through this pandemic. On this page you’ll find recommendations for utilizing the time during school closures; encouragement for parents supervising school at home; and information on working with your child’s school and supporting your child. URL:   […]

COVID-19 Resources- National Association of School Psychologists

Description: Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19 and other resources. URL:   https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/helping-children-cope-with-changes-resulting-from-covid-19

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Comcast Internet Essentials

Comcast Internet Essentials With school closings as a result of the Coronavirus and students needing Internet access for online instruction, Comcast has developed a plan to support low-income families and students with Internet Essentials. Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, anyone who signs up for Internet Essentials will receive two free months of Internet service. We are also increasing the speed […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Tax Relief and Stimulus Checks

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus. The deadlines to FILE and PAY federal income taxes are extended to July 15, 2020. You can also visit the website to learn more information about the stimulus payment checks as updates […]

COVID-19 Resources-The Salvation Army

Description:  Serving people who have been impacted by COVID-19 all around the country.  If you or a loved one needs help, please contact your local Salvation Army to see what services are available in your area. URL:  https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/covid19/  

COVID-19 Relief Resources – United Way Financial Assistance

United Way  United Way steps up whenever our communities need us. We’re helping communities affected by COVID-19 all over the world. United Way provides contact information and funds for resources in all areas that can help with financial assistance, bill assistance, food assistance, etc… Please visit the website to search for available resources and to learn […]

COVID-19 Resources- National Alliance on Mental Illness Guide

Description:  National Mental Health Consumer’s Self-Help Clearinghouse is a nationwide directory to locate local consumer-driven mental health services, including resources. URL:   https://www.nami.org/getattachment/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/NAMI-Updates-on-the-Coronavirus/COVID-19-Updated-Guide-1.pdf

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Louisiana Child Care Assistance

In response to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, the Louisiana Department of Education opened the Child Care Assistance Program to support essential critical infrastructure personnel. These families can access subsidized care for children age 12 and under at licensed childcare centers participating in the program, or through registered and certified family childcare and in-home providers by […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Credit Card Bills

Several credit card companies are offering customer assistance amid coronavirus hardship including flexible bill payments and waived late fees.   Please visit the report below for a list of companies and then visit the card company’s site directly for more information about the assistance.   URL: https://www.cnbc.com/select/credit-card-issuers-offer-customer-assistance-amid-coronavirus-financial-hardship/        

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Unemployment Benefits

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update: The federal government is allowing new options for states to amend their laws to provide unemployment insurance benefits related to COVID-19. For example, federal law allows states to pay benefits where: An employer temporarily ceases operations due to COVID-19, preventing employees from coming to work; An individual is quarantined with the expectation of […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Food Assistance

In response to COVID-19 relief assistance, the USDA Food and Nutrition Service is has several programs to help serve those in need.   Congregate Meal Waivers – regarding summer meal programs Pandemic EBT– children who would receive free or reduced price meals if not for school closures are eligible to receive assistance under this provision National […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – School Loans

To provide relief to student loan borrowers during the COVID-19 national emergency, on March 13, 2020, it was announced that all loans owned by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) will have interest waived. That includes Direct Loans, as well as Federal Perkins Loans and Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program loans held by ED. When […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – HUD

As of March 18, 2020, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to implement an immediate foreclosure and eviction moratorium for single family homeowners with FHA-insured mortgages for the next 60 days. The guidance issued  applies to homeowners with FHA-insured Title II Single Family forward and Home Equity Conversion (reverse) mortgages, and directs mortgage services to: Halt all new foreclosure actions […]

Cardiovascular Institute of the South (CIS)

Provides the following services: Diagnostic Services Chronic Care Management Women and Heart Care Cardiac Rehab Smoking Cessation Virtual Care Center Management Services At this time, all CIS clinics are remaining open with regular business hours. The CIS Virtual Care Center is also available 24/7 to address your needs and concerns during this pandemic.    Locations:  […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Spectrum Internet

In an effort to ensure Americans have necessary access to online resources, qualifying households with students can get 60 days of FREE access with a Spectrum Internet account. Available for households with K-12 or college students Limited to new accounts who do not already have a Spectrum Internet subscription Installation fees will be waived In addition, Spectrum […]

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC provides daily updated information about Coronavirus (COVID-19). This website includes: tracking information of reported cases safety tips about prevention symptoms and information about COVID-19 testing sites and directions for next steps if you have concerns regarding symptoms or exposure resources and other health information   URL: https://www.cdc.gov/    

Operation Homefront

Their goal is to be the provider of choice for short-term and Critical Financial Assistance, long-term stability and recurring support programs to military families. SHORT-TERM CRITICAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE (RELIEF) Critical Financial Assistance* for food, utilities, home repairs, rent/mortgage payments, etc. Rent-free transitional housing for wounded service members LONG-TERM STABILITY (RESILIENCY) Mortgage-free homes awarded across the […]

COVID-19 Resources: PC’s for People

https://www.pcsforpeople.org/get-technology/ https://www.pcsforpeople.org/get-technology/

COVID-19 Resources: Midtown Cleveland

https://midtowncleveland.org/covid-19/ Links to: –Utility Support -Housing –Food Pantries & Distribution –Support For Elderly –Education & Entertainment  –Unemployment & Benefits –Emergency Personal Loans 

American Camp Association

This resource will allow you to search for 2020 Virtual Camp listings. You can search for available camps using several filters including: free or camps with fees, activity categories and more. URL: https://members.acacamps.org/Virtual-Camp?select-orgaffil=78&text-description=

Dollywood Pre K Imagination Free Season Pass

Free Pre-K Imagination Season Pass Children born in 2015 or 2016 can visit Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country for free all season long with a Pre-K Imagination Season Pass. This special 35th Anniversary offer is inspired by Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library that introduces young children to the joy of learning through books. The deadline to […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – U-HAUL

U-HAUL Offers 30 Days Free Self- Storage amid Coronavirus Outbreak The free month applies to new customers with college IDs and is a limited-time offer subject to availability. Please visit the link below for further information. URL: https://www.uhaul.com/Articles/About/20625/College-Students-U-Haul-Offers-30-Days-Free-Self-Storage-Amid-Coronavirus-Outbreak/

COVID-19- Relief Resources – JOANN Face Mask Kits

MOST JOANN STORES are participating in the Take and Make masks with donated fabric and guidance. This is a free kit with supplies to make your own face mask. Due to supplies being limited, it’s first come first serve. The website also has videos and templates regarding making your own masks. Please visit the website […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Free Face Masks Online

Two online retailers are offering to mail free face masks to your home. Flexispot and DHVANI   Please visit the website below for more information regarding ordering information.   URL: https://www.kxan.com/news/simplehealth/medical/two-places-to-get-free-face-masks-online/    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Polar Bears International Educational Resources

Polar Bears International The Polar Bears International website has developed a curriculum for kids that provides educational information about polar bears that includes: live chats with scientists, the polar bear tracker, live cam of the polar bears and Northern Lights and more. The website provides a schedule for videos and activities.   URL: https://polarbearsinternational.org/#    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – American Museum of Natural History

Welcome to OLogy! A science website for kids from the American Museum of Natural History. The website provides educational games, activities and learning videos and live streams covering a variety of types. Some of the topics included are: Anthropology Archaeology Astronomy Biodiversity Brain Climate Change Earth Genetics Marine Biology Microbiology PaleontOLogy Physics Water Zoology   […]

COVID-19- Relief Resources – The Weather Channel

We Love Weather is provided by The Weather Channel and provides educational information. This resource has weather activities for kids, step by step experiments and educational videos with experiments regarding science.   URL: https://weloveweather.tv/    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – California Science Center

The California Science Center has provided easy to follow science activities for children as well as live science videos and more through their “Stuck at Home Science”. The site posts new activities every weekday at 10:00am.   URL: https://californiasciencecenter.org/stuck-at-home-science  

COVID-19 Resources: Children’s Defense Fund- Useful Resources for Children and Families During the COVID-19 Crisis

Description:  Links to resources for families seeking assistance with health coverage, education, self-care and wellness and state-specific resources.  Also information for immigrant families URL:  https://www.childrensdefense.org/useful-resource-covid-19/#immigrant

COVID-19 Resources: National Low Income Housing Coalition- State and Local Rental Assistance Search

URL:  https://nlihc.org/rental-assistance

COVID-19 Resources: List of Museums, Zoos and Theme Parks Offering Virtual Tours

Description:  “Walk” through some of the world’s most prestigious cultural institutions, like The Met and The American Museum of Natural History, then go for a “ride” on Disney’s new Frozen rollercoaster with the kids. And regardless of your age, we think everyone will enjoy some live footage of pandas playing at the zoo! URL:  https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/travel/a31784720/best-virtual-tours/

COVID-19 Resources: Virtual Exhibits for Online Learning and Fun- Cleveland

Description:  A list of museums, art galleries, zoos, and aquariums that give children a chance to learn by virtual visiting. URL:  https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/families-and-individuals/resources-for-parents-and-families/Virtual-Exhibits-Online-Learning-and-Fun

COVID-19- Relief Resources – Walt Disney Fireworks

Walt Disney World and Disneyland have been closed since March 14 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Disney Magic Moments shared a “virtual viewing” of the “Happily Ever After” fireworks show at Walt Disney World for families to enjoy. Happily Ever After is the nighttime spectacular from Magic Kingdom. “For this special pre-recorded viewing of ‘Happily […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Virtual Games for Kids

MommyPoppins.com – has provided information about virtual activities and games for children of all ages to play with their friends. The website provides virtual games that can be accessed using multiple kinds of software. Please visit the website for more information.   URL: https://mommypoppins.com/boredom-busters/fun-games-kids-play-with-friends-virtually

COVID-19 Relief Resources – East Tennessee Job Opportunities

WATE news has provided a list of business that are currently hiring in the East Tennessee area. The website is updated regularly with new information. Please visit their site for more information.   URL: https://www.wate.com/news/business-buzz/list-whos-hiring-in-east-tennessee/

COVID-19 Resources: SingleCare Free Prescription Discount Card

URL:  https://www1.singlecare.com/rescare

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Storyline Online

Storyline is a free resource for remote learning during COVID-19 where movie stars read their favorite stories to kids.   URL: https://www.storylineonline.net/      

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Fun Brain

This website allows students to play games while learning Math and Reading Skills. You can choose the activities and games for ages Pre-K through 8th grade.   URL: https://www.funbrain.com/  

COVID-19 Resources: National Domestic Violence Hotline

URL:  https://www.thehotline.org/help/

COVID-19 Resources: Veterans Crisis Line

Call 800-273-8255 or text 838255 URL:  https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/

COVID-19 Resources: Crisis Textline

Text TALK to 741741 URL:  https://www.crisistextline.org/  

COVID-19 Resources: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call 800-273-8255 or Chat with Lifeline URL:  https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

COVID-19 Resources: Substance Abuse & Mental Heath Services Administration- Disaster Distress Helpline

Substance Abuse & Mental Heath Services Administration:  Disaster Distress Helpline Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 URL:  https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Free Offers for Healthcare Workers and First Responders

Starbucks announced on March 25 that the chain would give out free coffee to anyone who identifies as a front-line responder to the pandemic through May 3. The free coffee must be a tall hot or iced brewed coffee. Krispy Kreme announced on March 28 that it would give healthcare workers and first responder free doughnuts on Mondays at […]

COVID-19 – Relief Resources – Free Meal Sites for Children

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System’s Child Nutrition Department will be serving free breakfast and lunch at multiple school sites across the parish beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. While supplies last, families will be able to pick up pre-packaged breakfast and lunches for children 18 years of age […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Experience Great Smoky Mountains National Park at Home through their SmokiEEEs program! Learn online and outside with Park Ranger-led adventures, activities and resources for students of all ages. The website has activities as well as kid posted videos in the community and video tours in the Smokies.   URL: https://smokieees.org/  

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Amazon Prime for Kids

Amazon is now offering free access to some of its Prime programming for kids. You don’t need to be an Amazon Prime subscriber, but you will need to create an Amazon account to log in. Currently the lineup includes primarily Amazon’s own original programming for kids, plus a lot of PBS Kids content—but more options may be […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – National Geographic Educational Resources

Now, as communities around the world are exploring new ways of teaching and learning at home, we invite you to join us for live broadcasts of Explorer Classroom. In our commitment to support educators, students and families during this transition, we are now providing Explorer Classroom every weekday at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Explorer Classroom’s live video events connect […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – State Farm

In response to COVID-19, State Farm’s “State Farm Good Neighbor Relief” is returning $2 billion dividend to Mutual auto insurance customers. The website says that “On average most customers will see a 25% policy credit. Customers do not need to take action. Credits will be automatically applied”. Please visit the website for information about Frequently […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources- Brain POP

Brain POP and Brain POP Jr. have interactive videos, activities and quizzes designed for kids. To assist with learning needs due to COVID-19, the website is offering families to sign up for free access to the materials. Please visit the site for more details. Topics included: Local and State Governments Math Arts and Technology Concept […]

COVID-19 Resources: Path to Government Benefits

URL:  https://www.benefits.gov/help/faq/Coronavirus-resources

COVID-19 Resource: Homeless Shelter Directory

URL:  https://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Google Arts and Culture

Google Arts and Culture Visit this website to explore art collections, take virtual tours of museums around the world, explore places around the world, learn about historical figures and history, experiments, different cultures and more.   URL: https://artsandculture.google.com/    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Simon and Schuster Publishing

Read & Learn with Simon Kids is presented by Simon and Schuster Publishing   The website offers live read-alouds, downloadable activities, curriculum guides and more.   URL: https://simonandschusterpublishing.com/readandlearn/  

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Sesame Street Educational Resources

In response to COVID-19, Sesame Street is offering educational videos for children about safe hand washing, caring for each other and more. URL: https://www.sesamestreet.org/caring  

COVID-19 Articles: 3 Steps you can take to stay healthy during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

URL:  https://nutrition.org/making-health-and-nutrition-a-priority-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic/

COVID-19 Articles: Simple Vegan Recipes to Try During the Quarantine

URL:  https://www.peta.org/living/food/simple-vegan-recipes/

COVID- 19 Articles: Avoid Cabin Fever With These 125 Ideas to Keep Kids Entertained During the Coronavirus Crisis

URL:  https://parade.com/1009774/stephanieosmanski/things-to-do-with-kids-during-coronavirus-quarantine/

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Imagination Library Bedtime Stories with Dolly Parton Goodnight with Dolly is a 10-week special series of weekly videos featuring Dolly Parton reading select Imagination Library books. The weekly read aloud series begins on April 2. Dolly hopes this series of stories will provide comfort and reassurance to kids and families during the shelter-in-place mandates.   […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Kennedy Space Center Educational Resources

The Kennedy Space Center is having live presentations on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on Facebook Live at 9:30am Eastern Standard Time for younger children and 1:00pm Eastern Standard Time for young adults.   URL: https://www.facebook.com/pg/KennedySpaceCenterVisitorComplex/posts/?ref=page_internal    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Read Alouds

Authors who are planning new read-alouds and lessons are sharing their schedules in a Google Doc created by literacy advocate Olivia Van Ledtje. Please visit the link below for the schedule and link to each read-aloud.   URL: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MrM7Ypu3uoEEwbyLQ6sxkx8d-sePrP2J64WQrb6dNfI/edit        

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Free Online Homeschool Curriculum

Calvert Homeschool Due to the Coronavirus Crisis, Calvert’s is offering FREE curriculum for the first 3 months. Use Code: CALVERT90 Calvert’s has curriculum for grades K-2 and 3-12 with media-rich curriculum for grades 3-12.   Please visit the site below for more information. URL: https://www.calverthomeschool.com/    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Home-Schooling Resources

Due to the Coronavirus Crisis, The TODAY Show has provided home-school tips and free resources to assist. Please visit the link below for ideas for activities, tips and other resources.   URL:  https://www.today.com/parents/how-homeschool-during-coronavirus-crisis-t176020      

COVID-19 Resources: Family and Community Support Toolbox-Cleveland

Description:  Family and Community Toolbox is to provide resources in order to build upon the natural learning opportunities that occur within a child’s daily routine in the home and community. URL:  http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Learning-in-Ohio/Literacy/Ohio-s-Literacy-Toolkits/Family-and-Community-Support-Toolbox

COVID-19 Article: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Social Distancing With Children

URL:  https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/coronavirus-social-distancing.html

COVID-19 Article: Tips for Families: Coronavirus

URL:  https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/3210-tips-for-families-coronavirus

COVID-19 Article: 8 Tips for Working From Home With Kids During COVID-19

URL:  https://www.yalemedicine.org/stories/8-tips-work-at-home-with-kids-covid-19/

COVID-19 Article: Working and Learning from Home During the COVID-19 Outbreak

URL:  https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/chest-lungs/Pages/Working-and-Learning-from-Home-During-the-COVID-19-Outbreak.aspx

COVID-19 Articles: Family Activities to Do During COVID-19

URL:  https://loganhealth.org/prod/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/What-to-do-at-home-with-your-kids-during-COVID-2019.pdf

COVID-19 Article: Mental health considerations for children quarantined because of COVID-19

URL:   https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanchi/article/PIIS2352-4642(20)30096-1/fulltext

COVID-19 Article: Stress and Coping

Description: The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. URL:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html

COVID-19 Article: How to Maintain a Positive State of Mind During the COVID-19 Pandemic

How to Maintain a Positive State of Mind During the COVID-19 Pandemic https://www.indeed.com/hire/c/info/maintain-a-positive-state-of-mind?hl=en&cc=US

COVID-19 Resource: FindHelp

FindHelp Find food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs, including new programs for the COVID-19 pandemic by zip code:  https://findhelp.org/

COVID-19 Article: COVID-19 Is Coinciding With a Loneliness Epidemic

COVID-19 Is Coinciding With a Loneliness Epidemic Description:  Emotional health. URL:   https://www.govexec.com/management/2020/03/covid-19-coinciding-loneliness-epidemic/164153/

COVID-19 Article: A Parent’s Guide to Working from Home with Kids

A Parent’s Guide to Working from Home with Kids https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/career-development/working-from-home-with-kids

COVID-19 Article: 7 Healthy Tips for a Better Night Sleep

7 Healthy Tips for a Better Night Sleep https://blog.ed.ted.com/2016/08/23/7-healthy-tips-for-a-better-nights-sleep/?fbclid=IwAR2KLWjiE4JOHhB7LsLplCuc3sMju4Zy-x_K-dP1w7naWb1FSSURfiKgNIQ

COVID-19: Get Your Home Ready

Description: This interim guidance is to help household members plan for community transmission of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages household members to prepare for the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak in their community. URL:   https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/COVID19_FAQ_HouseholdReady-H.pdf

COVID-19 Article: How soap kills the coronavirus

How soap kills the coronavirus https://ed.ted.com/best_of_web/wy0p8edN  

COVID-19 Resources- Project K!d

Description: PROJECT K!D is dedicated to offering families creative and inventive ways to spend unplugged time with kids. From DIY crafts to party ideas to home décor solutions, we mix traditional craft and household materials in surprising ways. At PROJECT K!D, we produce web content, original lifestyle magazine features, sponsored content for large companies, DIY videos, and craft books. […]

COVID-19 Article: Homeschooling Through COVID-19

Homeschooling Through COVID-19 Description: The Coalition for Responsible Home Education is offering resources to help families navigate their children’s education through this pandemic. On this page you’ll find recommendations for utilizing the time during school closures; encouragement for parents supervising school at home; and information on working with your child’s school and supporting your child. URL:   […]

COVID-19 Resources- National Association of School Psychologists

Description: Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19 and other resources. URL:   https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/helping-children-cope-with-changes-resulting-from-covid-19

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Comcast Internet Essentials

Comcast Internet Essentials With school closings as a result of the Coronavirus and students needing Internet access for online instruction, Comcast has developed a plan to support low-income families and students with Internet Essentials. Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, anyone who signs up for Internet Essentials will receive two free months of Internet service. We are also increasing the speed […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Tax Relief and Stimulus Checks

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus. The deadlines to FILE and PAY federal income taxes are extended to July 15, 2020. You can also visit the website to learn more information about the stimulus payment checks as updates […]

COVID-19 Resources-The Salvation Army

Description:  Serving people who have been impacted by COVID-19 all around the country.  If you or a loved one needs help, please contact your local Salvation Army to see what services are available in your area. URL:  https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/covid19/  

COVID-19 Relief Resources – United Way Financial Assistance

United Way  United Way steps up whenever our communities need us. We’re helping communities affected by COVID-19 all over the world. United Way provides contact information and funds for resources in all areas that can help with financial assistance, bill assistance, food assistance, etc… Please visit the website to search for available resources and to learn […]

COVID-19 Resources- National Alliance on Mental Illness Guide

Description:  National Mental Health Consumer’s Self-Help Clearinghouse is a nationwide directory to locate local consumer-driven mental health services, including resources. URL:   https://www.nami.org/getattachment/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/NAMI-Updates-on-the-Coronavirus/COVID-19-Updated-Guide-1.pdf

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Credit Card Bills

Several credit card companies are offering customer assistance amid coronavirus hardship including flexible bill payments and waived late fees.   Please visit the report below for a list of companies and then visit the card company’s site directly for more information about the assistance.   URL: https://www.cnbc.com/select/credit-card-issuers-offer-customer-assistance-amid-coronavirus-financial-hardship/        

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Unemployment Benefits

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update: The federal government is allowing new options for states to amend their laws to provide unemployment insurance benefits related to COVID-19. For example, federal law allows states to pay benefits where: An employer temporarily ceases operations due to COVID-19, preventing employees from coming to work; An individual is quarantined with the expectation of […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Food Assistance

In response to COVID-19 relief assistance, the USDA Food and Nutrition Service is has several programs to help serve those in need.   Congregate Meal Waivers – regarding summer meal programs Pandemic EBT– children who would receive free or reduced price meals if not for school closures are eligible to receive assistance under this provision National […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – School Loans

To provide relief to student loan borrowers during the COVID-19 national emergency, on March 13, 2020, it was announced that all loans owned by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) will have interest waived. That includes Direct Loans, as well as Federal Perkins Loans and Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program loans held by ED. When […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – HUD

As of March 18, 2020, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to implement an immediate foreclosure and eviction moratorium for single family homeowners with FHA-insured mortgages for the next 60 days. The guidance issued  applies to homeowners with FHA-insured Title II Single Family forward and Home Equity Conversion (reverse) mortgages, and directs mortgage services to: Halt all new foreclosure actions […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Spectrum Internet

In an effort to ensure Americans have necessary access to online resources, qualifying households with students can get 60 days of FREE access with a Spectrum Internet account. Available for households with K-12 or college students Limited to new accounts who do not already have a Spectrum Internet subscription Installation fees will be waived In addition, Spectrum […]

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC provides daily updated information about Coronavirus (COVID-19). This website includes: tracking information of reported cases safety tips about prevention symptoms and information about COVID-19 testing sites and directions for next steps if you have concerns regarding symptoms or exposure resources and other health information   URL: https://www.cdc.gov/    

Operation Homefront

Their goal is to be the provider of choice for short-term and Critical Financial Assistance, long-term stability and recurring support programs to military families. SHORT-TERM CRITICAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE (RELIEF) Critical Financial Assistance* for food, utilities, home repairs, rent/mortgage payments, etc. Rent-free transitional housing for wounded service members LONG-TERM STABILITY (RESILIENCY) Mortgage-free homes awarded across the […]

COVID-19 Resources: PC’s for People

https://www.pcsforpeople.org/get-technology/ https://www.pcsforpeople.org/get-technology/

COVID-19 Resources: Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless

https://www.neoch.org/cleveland-homeless-blog/2020/3/16/homeless-services-and-outreach-during-covid-19 Updates to Resources and Services for homeless.

American Camp Association

This resource will allow you to search for 2020 Virtual Camp listings. You can search for available camps using several filters including: free or camps with fees, activity categories and more. URL: https://members.acacamps.org/Virtual-Camp?select-orgaffil=78&text-description=

Dollywood Pre K Imagination Free Season Pass

Free Pre-K Imagination Season Pass Children born in 2015 or 2016 can visit Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country for free all season long with a Pre-K Imagination Season Pass. This special 35th Anniversary offer is inspired by Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library that introduces young children to the joy of learning through books. The deadline to […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – U-HAUL

U-HAUL Offers 30 Days Free Self- Storage amid Coronavirus Outbreak The free month applies to new customers with college IDs and is a limited-time offer subject to availability. Please visit the link below for further information. URL: https://www.uhaul.com/Articles/About/20625/College-Students-U-Haul-Offers-30-Days-Free-Self-Storage-Amid-Coronavirus-Outbreak/

COVID-19- Relief Resources – JOANN Face Mask Kits

MOST JOANN STORES are participating in the Take and Make masks with donated fabric and guidance. This is a free kit with supplies to make your own face mask. Due to supplies being limited, it’s first come first serve. The website also has videos and templates regarding making your own masks. Please visit the website […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Free Face Masks Online

Two online retailers are offering to mail free face masks to your home. Flexispot and DHVANI   Please visit the website below for more information regarding ordering information.   URL: https://www.kxan.com/news/simplehealth/medical/two-places-to-get-free-face-masks-online/    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Polar Bears International Educational Resources

Polar Bears International The Polar Bears International website has developed a curriculum for kids that provides educational information about polar bears that includes: live chats with scientists, the polar bear tracker, live cam of the polar bears and Northern Lights and more. The website provides a schedule for videos and activities.   URL: https://polarbearsinternational.org/#    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – American Museum of Natural History

Welcome to OLogy! A science website for kids from the American Museum of Natural History. The website provides educational games, activities and learning videos and live streams covering a variety of types. Some of the topics included are: Anthropology Archaeology Astronomy Biodiversity Brain Climate Change Earth Genetics Marine Biology Microbiology PaleontOLogy Physics Water Zoology   […]

COVID-19- Relief Resources – The Weather Channel

We Love Weather is provided by The Weather Channel and provides educational information. This resource has weather activities for kids, step by step experiments and educational videos with experiments regarding science.   URL: https://weloveweather.tv/    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – California Science Center

The California Science Center has provided easy to follow science activities for children as well as live science videos and more through their “Stuck at Home Science”. The site posts new activities every weekday at 10:00am.   URL: https://californiasciencecenter.org/stuck-at-home-science  

COVID-19 Resources: Children’s Defense Fund- Useful Resources for Children and Families During the COVID-19 Crisis

Description:  Links to resources for families seeking assistance with health coverage, education, self-care and wellness and state-specific resources.  Also information for immigrant families URL:  https://www.childrensdefense.org/useful-resource-covid-19/#immigrant

COVID-19 Resources: National Low Income Housing Coalition- State and Local Rental Assistance Search

URL:  https://nlihc.org/rental-assistance

COVID-19 Resources: List of Museums, Zoos and Theme Parks Offering Virtual Tours

Description:  “Walk” through some of the world’s most prestigious cultural institutions, like The Met and The American Museum of Natural History, then go for a “ride” on Disney’s new Frozen rollercoaster with the kids. And regardless of your age, we think everyone will enjoy some live footage of pandas playing at the zoo! URL:  https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/travel/a31784720/best-virtual-tours/

COVID-19 Resources: Virtual Exhibits for Online Learning and Fun- Cleveland

Description:  A list of museums, art galleries, zoos, and aquariums that give children a chance to learn by virtual visiting. URL:  https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/families-and-individuals/resources-for-parents-and-families/Virtual-Exhibits-Online-Learning-and-Fun

COVID-19- Relief Resources – Walt Disney Fireworks

Walt Disney World and Disneyland have been closed since March 14 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Disney Magic Moments shared a “virtual viewing” of the “Happily Ever After” fireworks show at Walt Disney World for families to enjoy. Happily Ever After is the nighttime spectacular from Magic Kingdom. “For this special pre-recorded viewing of ‘Happily […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Virtual Games for Kids

MommyPoppins.com – has provided information about virtual activities and games for children of all ages to play with their friends. The website provides virtual games that can be accessed using multiple kinds of software. Please visit the website for more information.   URL: https://mommypoppins.com/boredom-busters/fun-games-kids-play-with-friends-virtually

COVID-19 Relief Resources – East Tennessee Job Opportunities

WATE news has provided a list of business that are currently hiring in the East Tennessee area. The website is updated regularly with new information. Please visit their site for more information.   URL: https://www.wate.com/news/business-buzz/list-whos-hiring-in-east-tennessee/

COVID-19 Resources: SingleCare Free Prescription Discount Card

URL:  https://www1.singlecare.com/rescare

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Storyline Online

Storyline is a free resource for remote learning during COVID-19 where movie stars read their favorite stories to kids.   URL: https://www.storylineonline.net/      

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Fun Brain

This website allows students to play games while learning Math and Reading Skills. You can choose the activities and games for ages Pre-K through 8th grade.   URL: https://www.funbrain.com/  

COVID-19 Resources: National Domestic Violence Hotline

URL:  https://www.thehotline.org/help/

COVID-19 Resources: Veterans Crisis Line

Call 800-273-8255 or text 838255 URL:  https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/

COVID-19 Resources: Crisis Textline

Text TALK to 741741 URL:  https://www.crisistextline.org/  

COVID-19 Resources: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call 800-273-8255 or Chat with Lifeline URL:  https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

COVID-19 Resources: Substance Abuse & Mental Heath Services Administration- Disaster Distress Helpline

Substance Abuse & Mental Heath Services Administration:  Disaster Distress Helpline Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 URL:  https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Free Offers for Healthcare Workers and First Responders

Starbucks announced on March 25 that the chain would give out free coffee to anyone who identifies as a front-line responder to the pandemic through May 3. The free coffee must be a tall hot or iced brewed coffee. Krispy Kreme announced on March 28 that it would give healthcare workers and first responder free doughnuts on Mondays at […]

COVID-19 – Relief Resources – Free Meal Sites for Children

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System’s Child Nutrition Department will be serving free breakfast and lunch at multiple school sites across the parish beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. While supplies last, families will be able to pick up pre-packaged breakfast and lunches for children 18 years of age […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Experience Great Smoky Mountains National Park at Home through their SmokiEEEs program! Learn online and outside with Park Ranger-led adventures, activities and resources for students of all ages. The website has activities as well as kid posted videos in the community and video tours in the Smokies.   URL: https://smokieees.org/  

COVID-19 Resources: South Carolina Department of Mental Health Crisis Response

URL:  https://scdmh.net/contact/

COVID-19 Resources: Richland County, SC COVID-19 Information

URL:  http://www.richlandcountysc.gov/covid-19

COVID-19 Resources: Columbia Housing

URL:  https://www.columbiahousingsc.org/covid19-resources

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Amazon Prime for Kids

Amazon is now offering free access to some of its Prime programming for kids. You don’t need to be an Amazon Prime subscriber, but you will need to create an Amazon account to log in. Currently the lineup includes primarily Amazon’s own original programming for kids, plus a lot of PBS Kids content—but more options may be […]

COVID-19 Resources: Harvest Hope Food Bank

Description:  Assistance search. URL:  https://www.harvesthope.org/

COVID-19 Relief Resources – National Geographic Educational Resources

Now, as communities around the world are exploring new ways of teaching and learning at home, we invite you to join us for live broadcasts of Explorer Classroom. In our commitment to support educators, students and families during this transition, we are now providing Explorer Classroom every weekday at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Explorer Classroom’s live video events connect […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – State Farm

In response to COVID-19, State Farm’s “State Farm Good Neighbor Relief” is returning $2 billion dividend to Mutual auto insurance customers. The website says that “On average most customers will see a 25% policy credit. Customers do not need to take action. Credits will be automatically applied”. Please visit the website for information about Frequently […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources- Brain POP

Brain POP and Brain POP Jr. have interactive videos, activities and quizzes designed for kids. To assist with learning needs due to COVID-19, the website is offering families to sign up for free access to the materials. Please visit the site for more details. Topics included: Local and State Governments Math Arts and Technology Concept […]

COVID-19 Resources: Path to Government Benefits

URL:  https://www.benefits.gov/help/faq/Coronavirus-resources

COVID-19 Resource: Homeless Shelter Directory

URL:  https://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Google Arts and Culture

Google Arts and Culture Visit this website to explore art collections, take virtual tours of museums around the world, explore places around the world, learn about historical figures and history, experiments, different cultures and more.   URL: https://artsandculture.google.com/    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Simon and Schuster Publishing

Read & Learn with Simon Kids is presented by Simon and Schuster Publishing   The website offers live read-alouds, downloadable activities, curriculum guides and more.   URL: https://simonandschusterpublishing.com/readandlearn/  

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Sesame Street Educational Resources

In response to COVID-19, Sesame Street is offering educational videos for children about safe hand washing, caring for each other and more. URL: https://www.sesamestreet.org/caring  

COVID-19 Articles: 3 Steps you can take to stay healthy during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

URL:  https://nutrition.org/making-health-and-nutrition-a-priority-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic/

COVID-19 Articles: Simple Vegan Recipes to Try During the Quarantine

URL:  https://www.peta.org/living/food/simple-vegan-recipes/

COVID- 19 Articles: Avoid Cabin Fever With These 125 Ideas to Keep Kids Entertained During the Coronavirus Crisis

URL:  https://parade.com/1009774/stephanieosmanski/things-to-do-with-kids-during-coronavirus-quarantine/

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Imagination Library Bedtime Stories with Dolly Parton Goodnight with Dolly is a 10-week special series of weekly videos featuring Dolly Parton reading select Imagination Library books. The weekly read aloud series begins on April 2. Dolly hopes this series of stories will provide comfort and reassurance to kids and families during the shelter-in-place mandates.   […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Kennedy Space Center Educational Resources

The Kennedy Space Center is having live presentations on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on Facebook Live at 9:30am Eastern Standard Time for younger children and 1:00pm Eastern Standard Time for young adults.   URL: https://www.facebook.com/pg/KennedySpaceCenterVisitorComplex/posts/?ref=page_internal    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Read Alouds

Authors who are planning new read-alouds and lessons are sharing their schedules in a Google Doc created by literacy advocate Olivia Van Ledtje. Please visit the link below for the schedule and link to each read-aloud.   URL: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MrM7Ypu3uoEEwbyLQ6sxkx8d-sePrP2J64WQrb6dNfI/edit        

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Free Online Homeschool Curriculum

Calvert Homeschool Due to the Coronavirus Crisis, Calvert’s is offering FREE curriculum for the first 3 months. Use Code: CALVERT90 Calvert’s has curriculum for grades K-2 and 3-12 with media-rich curriculum for grades 3-12.   Please visit the site below for more information. URL: https://www.calverthomeschool.com/    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Home-Schooling Resources

Due to the Coronavirus Crisis, The TODAY Show has provided home-school tips and free resources to assist. Please visit the link below for ideas for activities, tips and other resources.   URL:  https://www.today.com/parents/how-homeschool-during-coronavirus-crisis-t176020      

COVID-19 Article: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Social Distancing With Children

URL:  https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/coronavirus-social-distancing.html

COVID-19 Article: Tips for Families: Coronavirus

URL:  https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/3210-tips-for-families-coronavirus

COVID-19 Article: 8 Tips for Working From Home With Kids During COVID-19

URL:  https://www.yalemedicine.org/stories/8-tips-work-at-home-with-kids-covid-19/

COVID-19 Article: Working and Learning from Home During the COVID-19 Outbreak

URL:  https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/chest-lungs/Pages/Working-and-Learning-from-Home-During-the-COVID-19-Outbreak.aspx

COVID-19 Articles: Family Activities to Do During COVID-19

URL:  https://loganhealth.org/prod/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/What-to-do-at-home-with-your-kids-during-COVID-2019.pdf

COVID-19 Article: Mental health considerations for children quarantined because of COVID-19

URL:   https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanchi/article/PIIS2352-4642(20)30096-1/fulltext

COVID-19 Article: Stress and Coping

Description: The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. URL:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html

COVID-19 Article: How to Maintain a Positive State of Mind During the COVID-19 Pandemic

How to Maintain a Positive State of Mind During the COVID-19 Pandemic https://www.indeed.com/hire/c/info/maintain-a-positive-state-of-mind?hl=en&cc=US

COVID-19 Resource: FindHelp

FindHelp Find food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs, including new programs for the COVID-19 pandemic by zip code:  https://findhelp.org/

COVID-19 Article: COVID-19 Is Coinciding With a Loneliness Epidemic

COVID-19 Is Coinciding With a Loneliness Epidemic Description:  Emotional health. URL:   https://www.govexec.com/management/2020/03/covid-19-coinciding-loneliness-epidemic/164153/

COVID-19 Article: A Parent’s Guide to Working from Home with Kids

A Parent’s Guide to Working from Home with Kids https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/career-development/working-from-home-with-kids

COVID-19 Article: 7 Healthy Tips for a Better Night Sleep

7 Healthy Tips for a Better Night Sleep https://blog.ed.ted.com/2016/08/23/7-healthy-tips-for-a-better-nights-sleep/?fbclid=IwAR2KLWjiE4JOHhB7LsLplCuc3sMju4Zy-x_K-dP1w7naWb1FSSURfiKgNIQ

COVID-19: Get Your Home Ready

Description: This interim guidance is to help household members plan for community transmission of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages household members to prepare for the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak in their community. URL:   https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/COVID19_FAQ_HouseholdReady-H.pdf

COVID-19 Article: How soap kills the coronavirus

How soap kills the coronavirus https://ed.ted.com/best_of_web/wy0p8edN  

COVID-19 Resources- Project K!d

Description: PROJECT K!D is dedicated to offering families creative and inventive ways to spend unplugged time with kids. From DIY crafts to party ideas to home décor solutions, we mix traditional craft and household materials in surprising ways. At PROJECT K!D, we produce web content, original lifestyle magazine features, sponsored content for large companies, DIY videos, and craft books. […]

COVID-19 Article: Homeschooling Through COVID-19

Homeschooling Through COVID-19 Description: The Coalition for Responsible Home Education is offering resources to help families navigate their children’s education through this pandemic. On this page you’ll find recommendations for utilizing the time during school closures; encouragement for parents supervising school at home; and information on working with your child’s school and supporting your child. URL:   […]

COVID-19 Resources- National Association of School Psychologists

Description: Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19 and other resources. URL:   https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/helping-children-cope-with-changes-resulting-from-covid-19

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Comcast Internet Essentials

Comcast Internet Essentials With school closings as a result of the Coronavirus and students needing Internet access for online instruction, Comcast has developed a plan to support low-income families and students with Internet Essentials. Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, anyone who signs up for Internet Essentials will receive two free months of Internet service. We are also increasing the speed […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Tax Relief and Stimulus Checks

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus. The deadlines to FILE and PAY federal income taxes are extended to July 15, 2020. You can also visit the website to learn more information about the stimulus payment checks as updates […]

COVID-19 Resources-The Salvation Army

Description:  Serving people who have been impacted by COVID-19 all around the country.  If you or a loved one needs help, please contact your local Salvation Army to see what services are available in your area. URL:  https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/covid19/  

COVID-19 Resources- South Carolina Child Care Resource and Referral

Description:  Information about child care program resource updates including child care programs that are open, child care worker employment and a list of school food sites and delivery plans. URL:   https://www.sc-ccrr.org/

COVID-19 Relief Resources – United Way Financial Assistance

United Way  United Way steps up whenever our communities need us. We’re helping communities affected by COVID-19 all over the world. United Way provides contact information and funds for resources in all areas that can help with financial assistance, bill assistance, food assistance, etc… Please visit the website to search for available resources and to learn […]

COVID-19 Resources- National Alliance on Mental Illness Guide

Description:  National Mental Health Consumer’s Self-Help Clearinghouse is a nationwide directory to locate local consumer-driven mental health services, including resources. URL:   https://www.nami.org/getattachment/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/NAMI-Updates-on-the-Coronavirus/COVID-19-Updated-Guide-1.pdf

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Credit Card Bills

Several credit card companies are offering customer assistance amid coronavirus hardship including flexible bill payments and waived late fees.   Please visit the report below for a list of companies and then visit the card company’s site directly for more information about the assistance.   URL: https://www.cnbc.com/select/credit-card-issuers-offer-customer-assistance-amid-coronavirus-financial-hardship/        

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Unemployment Benefits

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update: The federal government is allowing new options for states to amend their laws to provide unemployment insurance benefits related to COVID-19. For example, federal law allows states to pay benefits where: An employer temporarily ceases operations due to COVID-19, preventing employees from coming to work; An individual is quarantined with the expectation of […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Food Assistance

In response to COVID-19 relief assistance, the USDA Food and Nutrition Service is has several programs to help serve those in need.   Congregate Meal Waivers – regarding summer meal programs Pandemic EBT– children who would receive free or reduced price meals if not for school closures are eligible to receive assistance under this provision National […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – School Loans

To provide relief to student loan borrowers during the COVID-19 national emergency, on March 13, 2020, it was announced that all loans owned by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) will have interest waived. That includes Direct Loans, as well as Federal Perkins Loans and Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program loans held by ED. When […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – HUD

As of March 18, 2020, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to implement an immediate foreclosure and eviction moratorium for single family homeowners with FHA-insured mortgages for the next 60 days. The guidance issued  applies to homeowners with FHA-insured Title II Single Family forward and Home Equity Conversion (reverse) mortgages, and directs mortgage services to: Halt all new foreclosure actions […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Spectrum Internet

In an effort to ensure Americans have necessary access to online resources, qualifying households with students can get 60 days of FREE access with a Spectrum Internet account. Available for households with K-12 or college students Limited to new accounts who do not already have a Spectrum Internet subscription Installation fees will be waived In addition, Spectrum […]

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC provides daily updated information about Coronavirus (COVID-19). This website includes: tracking information of reported cases safety tips about prevention symptoms and information about COVID-19 testing sites and directions for next steps if you have concerns regarding symptoms or exposure resources and other health information   URL: https://www.cdc.gov/    

Operation Homefront

Their goal is to be the provider of choice for short-term and Critical Financial Assistance, long-term stability and recurring support programs to military families. SHORT-TERM CRITICAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE (RELIEF) Critical Financial Assistance* for food, utilities, home repairs, rent/mortgage payments, etc. Rent-free transitional housing for wounded service members LONG-TERM STABILITY (RESILIENCY) Mortgage-free homes awarded across the […]

COVID-19 Resources: PC’s for People

https://www.pcsforpeople.org/get-technology/ https://www.pcsforpeople.org/get-technology/

American Camp Association

This resource will allow you to search for 2020 Virtual Camp listings. You can search for available camps using several filters including: free or camps with fees, activity categories and more. URL: https://members.acacamps.org/Virtual-Camp?select-orgaffil=78&text-description=

Dollywood Pre K Imagination Free Season Pass

Free Pre-K Imagination Season Pass Children born in 2015 or 2016 can visit Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country for free all season long with a Pre-K Imagination Season Pass. This special 35th Anniversary offer is inspired by Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library that introduces young children to the joy of learning through books. The deadline to […]

COVID-19- Relief Resources – Dallas Public Library

The Dallas Public Library is temporarily closed, but still offers a variety of services online. Services Include: Resume Assistance, information about filing for unemployment benefits, job sites, job listings and more Information regarding community resources, information about and how to apply for services provided through the CARES Act, information about COVID-19 Audiobooks, books services, free […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – U-HAUL

U-HAUL Offers 30 Days Free Self- Storage amid Coronavirus Outbreak The free month applies to new customers with college IDs and is a limited-time offer subject to availability. Please visit the link below for further information. URL: https://www.uhaul.com/Articles/About/20625/College-Students-U-Haul-Offers-30-Days-Free-Self-Storage-Amid-Coronavirus-Outbreak/

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Texas Diaper Bank

Texas Diaper Bank: The organization continues to assist babies, seniors and others during the COVID 19 outbreak with diapers and other needed items.   Please visit the website for more information.   URL: http://www.texasdiaperbank.org/        

COVID-19- Relief Resources – JOANN Face Mask Kits

MOST JOANN STORES are participating in the Take and Make masks with donated fabric and guidance. This is a free kit with supplies to make your own face mask. Due to supplies being limited, it’s first come first serve. The website also has videos and templates regarding making your own masks. Please visit the website […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Free Face Masks Online

Two online retailers are offering to mail free face masks to your home. Flexispot and DHVANI   Please visit the website below for more information regarding ordering information.   URL: https://www.kxan.com/news/simplehealth/medical/two-places-to-get-free-face-masks-online/    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Polar Bears International Educational Resources

Polar Bears International The Polar Bears International website has developed a curriculum for kids that provides educational information about polar bears that includes: live chats with scientists, the polar bear tracker, live cam of the polar bears and Northern Lights and more. The website provides a schedule for videos and activities.   URL: https://polarbearsinternational.org/#    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – American Museum of Natural History

Welcome to OLogy! A science website for kids from the American Museum of Natural History. The website provides educational games, activities and learning videos and live streams covering a variety of types. Some of the topics included are: Anthropology Archaeology Astronomy Biodiversity Brain Climate Change Earth Genetics Marine Biology Microbiology PaleontOLogy Physics Water Zoology   […]

COVID-19- Relief Resources – The Weather Channel

We Love Weather is provided by The Weather Channel and provides educational information. This resource has weather activities for kids, step by step experiments and educational videos with experiments regarding science.   URL: https://weloveweather.tv/    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – California Science Center

The California Science Center has provided easy to follow science activities for children as well as live science videos and more through their “Stuck at Home Science”. The site posts new activities every weekday at 10:00am.   URL: https://californiasciencecenter.org/stuck-at-home-science  

COVID-19 Resources: Children’s Defense Fund- Useful Resources for Children and Families During the COVID-19 Crisis

Description:  Links to resources for families seeking assistance with health coverage, education, self-care and wellness and state-specific resources.  Also information for immigrant families URL:  https://www.childrensdefense.org/useful-resource-covid-19/#immigrant

COVID-19 Resources: National Low Income Housing Coalition- State and Local Rental Assistance Search

URL:  https://nlihc.org/rental-assistance

COVID-19 Resources: List of Museums, Zoos and Theme Parks Offering Virtual Tours

Description:  “Walk” through some of the world’s most prestigious cultural institutions, like The Met and The American Museum of Natural History, then go for a “ride” on Disney’s new Frozen rollercoaster with the kids. And regardless of your age, we think everyone will enjoy some live footage of pandas playing at the zoo! URL:  https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/travel/a31784720/best-virtual-tours/

COVID-19 Resources: Virtual Exhibits for Online Learning and Fun- Cleveland

Description:  A list of museums, art galleries, zoos, and aquariums that give children a chance to learn by virtual visiting. URL:  https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/families-and-individuals/resources-for-parents-and-families/Virtual-Exhibits-Online-Learning-and-Fun

COVID-19- Relief Resources – Walt Disney Fireworks

Walt Disney World and Disneyland have been closed since March 14 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Disney Magic Moments shared a “virtual viewing” of the “Happily Ever After” fireworks show at Walt Disney World for families to enjoy. Happily Ever After is the nighttime spectacular from Magic Kingdom. “For this special pre-recorded viewing of ‘Happily […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Virtual Games for Kids

MommyPoppins.com – has provided information about virtual activities and games for children of all ages to play with their friends. The website provides virtual games that can be accessed using multiple kinds of software. Please visit the website for more information.   URL: https://mommypoppins.com/boredom-busters/fun-games-kids-play-with-friends-virtually

COVID-19 Relief Resources – East Tennessee Job Opportunities

WATE news has provided a list of business that are currently hiring in the East Tennessee area. The website is updated regularly with new information. Please visit their site for more information.   URL: https://www.wate.com/news/business-buzz/list-whos-hiring-in-east-tennessee/

COVID-19 Resources: SingleCare Free Prescription Discount Card

URL:  https://www1.singlecare.com/rescare

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Storyline Online

Storyline is a free resource for remote learning during COVID-19 where movie stars read their favorite stories to kids.   URL: https://www.storylineonline.net/      

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Fun Brain

This website allows students to play games while learning Math and Reading Skills. You can choose the activities and games for ages Pre-K through 8th grade.   URL: https://www.funbrain.com/  

COVID-19 Resources: National Domestic Violence Hotline

URL:  https://www.thehotline.org/help/

COVID-19 Resources: Veterans Crisis Line

Call 800-273-8255 or text 838255 URL:  https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/

COVID-19 Resources: Crisis Textline

Text TALK to 741741 URL:  https://www.crisistextline.org/  

COVID-19 Resources: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call 800-273-8255 or Chat with Lifeline URL:  https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

COVID-19 Resources: Substance Abuse & Mental Heath Services Administration- Disaster Distress Helpline

Substance Abuse & Mental Heath Services Administration:  Disaster Distress Helpline Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 URL:  https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Free Offers for Healthcare Workers and First Responders

Starbucks announced on March 25 that the chain would give out free coffee to anyone who identifies as a front-line responder to the pandemic through May 3. The free coffee must be a tall hot or iced brewed coffee. Krispy Kreme announced on March 28 that it would give healthcare workers and first responder free doughnuts on Mondays at […]

COVID-19 – Relief Resources – Free Meal Sites for Children

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System’s Child Nutrition Department will be serving free breakfast and lunch at multiple school sites across the parish beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. While supplies last, families will be able to pick up pre-packaged breakfast and lunches for children 18 years of age […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Experience Great Smoky Mountains National Park at Home through their SmokiEEEs program! Learn online and outside with Park Ranger-led adventures, activities and resources for students of all ages. The website has activities as well as kid posted videos in the community and video tours in the Smokies.   URL: https://smokieees.org/  

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Amazon Prime for Kids

Amazon is now offering free access to some of its Prime programming for kids. You don’t need to be an Amazon Prime subscriber, but you will need to create an Amazon account to log in. Currently the lineup includes primarily Amazon’s own original programming for kids, plus a lot of PBS Kids content—but more options may be […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – National Geographic Educational Resources

Now, as communities around the world are exploring new ways of teaching and learning at home, we invite you to join us for live broadcasts of Explorer Classroom. In our commitment to support educators, students and families during this transition, we are now providing Explorer Classroom every weekday at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Explorer Classroom’s live video events connect […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – State Farm

In response to COVID-19, State Farm’s “State Farm Good Neighbor Relief” is returning $2 billion dividend to Mutual auto insurance customers. The website says that “On average most customers will see a 25% policy credit. Customers do not need to take action. Credits will be automatically applied”. Please visit the website for information about Frequently […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources- Brain POP

Brain POP and Brain POP Jr. have interactive videos, activities and quizzes designed for kids. To assist with learning needs due to COVID-19, the website is offering families to sign up for free access to the materials. Please visit the site for more details. Topics included: Local and State Governments Math Arts and Technology Concept […]

COVID-19 Resources: Path to Government Benefits

URL:  https://www.benefits.gov/help/faq/Coronavirus-resources

COVID-19 Resource: Homeless Shelter Directory

URL:  https://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Google Arts and Culture

Google Arts and Culture Visit this website to explore art collections, take virtual tours of museums around the world, explore places around the world, learn about historical figures and history, experiments, different cultures and more.   URL: https://artsandculture.google.com/    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Simon and Schuster Publishing

Read & Learn with Simon Kids is presented by Simon and Schuster Publishing   The website offers live read-alouds, downloadable activities, curriculum guides and more.   URL: https://simonandschusterpublishing.com/readandlearn/  

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Sesame Street Educational Resources

In response to COVID-19, Sesame Street is offering educational videos for children about safe hand washing, caring for each other and more. URL: https://www.sesamestreet.org/caring  

COVID-19 Articles: 3 Steps you can take to stay healthy during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

URL:  https://nutrition.org/making-health-and-nutrition-a-priority-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic/

COVID-19 Articles: Simple Vegan Recipes to Try During the Quarantine

URL:  https://www.peta.org/living/food/simple-vegan-recipes/

COVID- 19 Articles: Avoid Cabin Fever With These 125 Ideas to Keep Kids Entertained During the Coronavirus Crisis

URL:  https://parade.com/1009774/stephanieosmanski/things-to-do-with-kids-during-coronavirus-quarantine/

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Imagination Library Bedtime Stories with Dolly Parton Goodnight with Dolly is a 10-week special series of weekly videos featuring Dolly Parton reading select Imagination Library books. The weekly read aloud series begins on April 2. Dolly hopes this series of stories will provide comfort and reassurance to kids and families during the shelter-in-place mandates.   […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Kennedy Space Center Educational Resources

The Kennedy Space Center is having live presentations on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on Facebook Live at 9:30am Eastern Standard Time for younger children and 1:00pm Eastern Standard Time for young adults.   URL: https://www.facebook.com/pg/KennedySpaceCenterVisitorComplex/posts/?ref=page_internal    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Read Alouds

Authors who are planning new read-alouds and lessons are sharing their schedules in a Google Doc created by literacy advocate Olivia Van Ledtje. Please visit the link below for the schedule and link to each read-aloud.   URL: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MrM7Ypu3uoEEwbyLQ6sxkx8d-sePrP2J64WQrb6dNfI/edit        

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Free Online Homeschool Curriculum

Calvert Homeschool Due to the Coronavirus Crisis, Calvert’s is offering FREE curriculum for the first 3 months. Use Code: CALVERT90 Calvert’s has curriculum for grades K-2 and 3-12 with media-rich curriculum for grades 3-12.   Please visit the site below for more information. URL: https://www.calverthomeschool.com/    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Home-Schooling Resources

Due to the Coronavirus Crisis, The TODAY Show has provided home-school tips and free resources to assist. Please visit the link below for ideas for activities, tips and other resources.   URL:  https://www.today.com/parents/how-homeschool-during-coronavirus-crisis-t176020      

COVID-19 Resources: Meal Pick-Up Search for Texas Schools

Description:  Free school meal pick-up locator. URL:  https://txschools.gov/

COVID-19 Article: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Social Distancing With Children

URL:  https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/coronavirus-social-distancing.html

COVID-19 Article: Tips for Families: Coronavirus

URL:  https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/3210-tips-for-families-coronavirus

COVID-19 Article: 8 Tips for Working From Home With Kids During COVID-19

URL:  https://www.yalemedicine.org/stories/8-tips-work-at-home-with-kids-covid-19/

COVID-19 Article: Working and Learning from Home During the COVID-19 Outbreak

URL:  https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/chest-lungs/Pages/Working-and-Learning-from-Home-During-the-COVID-19-Outbreak.aspx

COVID-19 Articles: Family Activities to Do During COVID-19

URL:  https://loganhealth.org/prod/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/What-to-do-at-home-with-your-kids-during-COVID-2019.pdf

COVID-19 Article: Mental health considerations for children quarantined because of COVID-19

URL:   https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanchi/article/PIIS2352-4642(20)30096-1/fulltext

COVID-19 Article: Stress and Coping

Description: The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. URL:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html

COVID-19 Article: How to Maintain a Positive State of Mind During the COVID-19 Pandemic

How to Maintain a Positive State of Mind During the COVID-19 Pandemic https://www.indeed.com/hire/c/info/maintain-a-positive-state-of-mind?hl=en&cc=US

COVID-19 Resource: FindHelp

FindHelp Find food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs, including new programs for the COVID-19 pandemic by zip code:  https://findhelp.org/

COVID-19 Article: COVID-19 Is Coinciding With a Loneliness Epidemic

COVID-19 Is Coinciding With a Loneliness Epidemic Description:  Emotional health. URL:   https://www.govexec.com/management/2020/03/covid-19-coinciding-loneliness-epidemic/164153/

COVID-19 Article: A Parent’s Guide to Working from Home with Kids

A Parent’s Guide to Working from Home with Kids https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/career-development/working-from-home-with-kids

COVID-19 Article: 7 Healthy Tips for a Better Night Sleep

7 Healthy Tips for a Better Night Sleep https://blog.ed.ted.com/2016/08/23/7-healthy-tips-for-a-better-nights-sleep/?fbclid=IwAR2KLWjiE4JOHhB7LsLplCuc3sMju4Zy-x_K-dP1w7naWb1FSSURfiKgNIQ

COVID-19: Get Your Home Ready

Description: This interim guidance is to help household members plan for community transmission of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages household members to prepare for the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak in their community. URL:   https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/COVID19_FAQ_HouseholdReady-H.pdf

COVID-19 Article: How soap kills the coronavirus

How soap kills the coronavirus https://ed.ted.com/best_of_web/wy0p8edN  

COVID-19 Resources- Project K!d

Description: PROJECT K!D is dedicated to offering families creative and inventive ways to spend unplugged time with kids. From DIY crafts to party ideas to home décor solutions, we mix traditional craft and household materials in surprising ways. At PROJECT K!D, we produce web content, original lifestyle magazine features, sponsored content for large companies, DIY videos, and craft books. […]

COVID-19 Article: Homeschooling Through COVID-19

Homeschooling Through COVID-19 Description: The Coalition for Responsible Home Education is offering resources to help families navigate their children’s education through this pandemic. On this page you’ll find recommendations for utilizing the time during school closures; encouragement for parents supervising school at home; and information on working with your child’s school and supporting your child. URL:   […]

COVID-19 Resources: Public Utility Commission of Texas

Description: Public Utility Commission’s response to economic hardship due to COVID-19. URL:  https://www.puc.texas.gov/ Frequently Asked Questions: URL:  http://www.puc.texas.gov/images/facts/PUCTX-COVID19-FAQ-FAQ.pdf

COVID-19 Resources- National Association of School Psychologists

Description: Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19 and other resources. URL:   https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/helping-children-cope-with-changes-resulting-from-covid-19

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Comcast Internet Essentials

Comcast Internet Essentials With school closings as a result of the Coronavirus and students needing Internet access for online instruction, Comcast has developed a plan to support low-income families and students with Internet Essentials. Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, anyone who signs up for Internet Essentials will receive two free months of Internet service. We are also increasing the speed […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Tax Relief and Stimulus Checks

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus. The deadlines to FILE and PAY federal income taxes are extended to July 15, 2020. You can also visit the website to learn more information about the stimulus payment checks as updates […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Dallas- Fort Worth Work Assistance

Get Shift Done for North Texas The Get Shift Done for Texas for North Texas Initiative was launched to place hourly workers in the hospitality industry in jobs working for nonprofit organizations and institutions in need during the COVID-19 crisis. The Get Shift Done for North Texas Fund was created at Communities Foundation of Texas to […]

COVID-19 Resources-The Salvation Army

Description:  Serving people who have been impacted by COVID-19 all around the country.  If you or a loved one needs help, please contact your local Salvation Army to see what services are available in your area. URL:  https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/covid19/  

COVID-19 Relief Resources – United Way Financial Assistance

United Way  United Way steps up whenever our communities need us. We’re helping communities affected by COVID-19 all over the world. United Way provides contact information and funds for resources in all areas that can help with financial assistance, bill assistance, food assistance, etc… Please visit the website to search for available resources and to learn […]

COVID-19 Resources- National Alliance on Mental Illness Guide

Description:  National Mental Health Consumer’s Self-Help Clearinghouse is a nationwide directory to locate local consumer-driven mental health services, including resources. URL:   https://www.nami.org/getattachment/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/NAMI-Updates-on-the-Coronavirus/COVID-19-Updated-Guide-1.pdf

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Dallas YMCA Childcare

Due to COVID-19, our YMCA branches are currently closed; however, we continue to offer limited childcare programming on a daily basis, supporting the childcare needs of our first responders, medical professionals, government officials, and those that must continue their work in this challenging time. This care will be offered until further notice, at 11 YMCA branches […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Credit Card Bills

Several credit card companies are offering customer assistance amid coronavirus hardship including flexible bill payments and waived late fees.   Please visit the report below for a list of companies and then visit the card company’s site directly for more information about the assistance.   URL: https://www.cnbc.com/select/credit-card-issuers-offer-customer-assistance-amid-coronavirus-financial-hardship/        

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Unemployment Benefits

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update: The federal government is allowing new options for states to amend their laws to provide unemployment insurance benefits related to COVID-19. For example, federal law allows states to pay benefits where: An employer temporarily ceases operations due to COVID-19, preventing employees from coming to work; An individual is quarantined with the expectation of […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Food Assistance

In response to COVID-19 relief assistance, the USDA Food and Nutrition Service is has several programs to help serve those in need.   Congregate Meal Waivers – regarding summer meal programs Pandemic EBT– children who would receive free or reduced price meals if not for school closures are eligible to receive assistance under this provision National […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – School Loans

To provide relief to student loan borrowers during the COVID-19 national emergency, on March 13, 2020, it was announced that all loans owned by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) will have interest waived. That includes Direct Loans, as well as Federal Perkins Loans and Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program loans held by ED. When […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – HUD

As of March 18, 2020, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to implement an immediate foreclosure and eviction moratorium for single family homeowners with FHA-insured mortgages for the next 60 days. The guidance issued  applies to homeowners with FHA-insured Title II Single Family forward and Home Equity Conversion (reverse) mortgages, and directs mortgage services to: Halt all new foreclosure actions […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Spectrum Internet

In an effort to ensure Americans have necessary access to online resources, qualifying households with students can get 60 days of FREE access with a Spectrum Internet account. Available for households with K-12 or college students Limited to new accounts who do not already have a Spectrum Internet subscription Installation fees will be waived In addition, Spectrum […]

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC provides daily updated information about Coronavirus (COVID-19). This website includes: tracking information of reported cases safety tips about prevention symptoms and information about COVID-19 testing sites and directions for next steps if you have concerns regarding symptoms or exposure resources and other health information   URL: https://www.cdc.gov/    

Operation Homefront

Their goal is to be the provider of choice for short-term and Critical Financial Assistance, long-term stability and recurring support programs to military families. SHORT-TERM CRITICAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE (RELIEF) Critical Financial Assistance* for food, utilities, home repairs, rent/mortgage payments, etc. Rent-free transitional housing for wounded service members LONG-TERM STABILITY (RESILIENCY) Mortgage-free homes awarded across the […]

COVID-19 Resources: PC’s for People

https://www.pcsforpeople.org/get-technology/ https://www.pcsforpeople.org/get-technology/

Rush Creek Compassion Center

The Rush Creek Compassion Center is offered through Rush Creek Church. Food Bank ( please see changes with hours due to COVID) English Classes ( offered at Arlington and Fort Worth campus) GED Tutoring KidsHope USA Mentoring Great Turkey Take Away (delivering Thanksgiving Meals to families in Fort Worth, Arlington, Mansfield, Grand Prairie, and Kennedale) […]

American Camp Association

This resource will allow you to search for 2020 Virtual Camp listings. You can search for available camps using several filters including: free or camps with fees, activity categories and more. URL: https://members.acacamps.org/Virtual-Camp?select-orgaffil=78&text-description=

First Street Methodist Mission

First Street Methodist Mission is provided by First United Methodist Church, Fort Worth, Texas and is located two blocks north of the church. Devoted to serving people in need, First Street Methodist Mission provides emergency food, clothing, infant formula, limited financial assistance, and case management services in an atmosphere of respect and compassion. Food Pantry Ministries […]

Dollywood Pre K Imagination Free Season Pass

Free Pre-K Imagination Season Pass Children born in 2015 or 2016 can visit Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country for free all season long with a Pre-K Imagination Season Pass. This special 35th Anniversary offer is inspired by Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library that introduces young children to the joy of learning through books. The deadline to […]

COVID-19- Relief Resources – Dallas Public Library

The Dallas Public Library is temporarily closed, but still offers a variety of services online. Services Include: Resume Assistance, information about filing for unemployment benefits, job sites, job listings and more Information regarding community resources, information about and how to apply for services provided through the CARES Act, information about COVID-19 Audiobooks, books services, free […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – U-HAUL

U-HAUL Offers 30 Days Free Self- Storage amid Coronavirus Outbreak The free month applies to new customers with college IDs and is a limited-time offer subject to availability. Please visit the link below for further information. URL: https://www.uhaul.com/Articles/About/20625/College-Students-U-Haul-Offers-30-Days-Free-Self-Storage-Amid-Coronavirus-Outbreak/

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Texas Diaper Bank

Texas Diaper Bank: The organization continues to assist babies, seniors and others during the COVID 19 outbreak with diapers and other needed items.   Please visit the website for more information.   URL: http://www.texasdiaperbank.org/        

COVID-19- Relief Resources – JOANN Face Mask Kits

MOST JOANN STORES are participating in the Take and Make masks with donated fabric and guidance. This is a free kit with supplies to make your own face mask. Due to supplies being limited, it’s first come first serve. The website also has videos and templates regarding making your own masks. Please visit the website […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Free Face Masks Online

Two online retailers are offering to mail free face masks to your home. Flexispot and DHVANI   Please visit the website below for more information regarding ordering information.   URL: https://www.kxan.com/news/simplehealth/medical/two-places-to-get-free-face-masks-online/    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Polar Bears International Educational Resources

Polar Bears International The Polar Bears International website has developed a curriculum for kids that provides educational information about polar bears that includes: live chats with scientists, the polar bear tracker, live cam of the polar bears and Northern Lights and more. The website provides a schedule for videos and activities.   URL: https://polarbearsinternational.org/#    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – American Museum of Natural History

Welcome to OLogy! A science website for kids from the American Museum of Natural History. The website provides educational games, activities and learning videos and live streams covering a variety of types. Some of the topics included are: Anthropology Archaeology Astronomy Biodiversity Brain Climate Change Earth Genetics Marine Biology Microbiology PaleontOLogy Physics Water Zoology   […]

COVID-19- Relief Resources – The Weather Channel

We Love Weather is provided by The Weather Channel and provides educational information. This resource has weather activities for kids, step by step experiments and educational videos with experiments regarding science.   URL: https://weloveweather.tv/    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – California Science Center

The California Science Center has provided easy to follow science activities for children as well as live science videos and more through their “Stuck at Home Science”. The site posts new activities every weekday at 10:00am.   URL: https://californiasciencecenter.org/stuck-at-home-science  

COVID-19 Resources: Children’s Defense Fund- Useful Resources for Children and Families During the COVID-19 Crisis

Description:  Links to resources for families seeking assistance with health coverage, education, self-care and wellness and state-specific resources.  Also information for immigrant families URL:  https://www.childrensdefense.org/useful-resource-covid-19/#immigrant

COVID-19 Resources: National Low Income Housing Coalition- State and Local Rental Assistance Search

URL:  https://nlihc.org/rental-assistance

COVID-19 Resources: List of Museums, Zoos and Theme Parks Offering Virtual Tours

Description:  “Walk” through some of the world’s most prestigious cultural institutions, like The Met and The American Museum of Natural History, then go for a “ride” on Disney’s new Frozen rollercoaster with the kids. And regardless of your age, we think everyone will enjoy some live footage of pandas playing at the zoo! URL:  https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/travel/a31784720/best-virtual-tours/

COVID-19 Resources: Virtual Exhibits for Online Learning and Fun- Cleveland

Description:  A list of museums, art galleries, zoos, and aquariums that give children a chance to learn by virtual visiting. URL:  https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/families-and-individuals/resources-for-parents-and-families/Virtual-Exhibits-Online-Learning-and-Fun

COVID-19- Relief Resources – Walt Disney Fireworks

Walt Disney World and Disneyland have been closed since March 14 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Disney Magic Moments shared a “virtual viewing” of the “Happily Ever After” fireworks show at Walt Disney World for families to enjoy. Happily Ever After is the nighttime spectacular from Magic Kingdom. “For this special pre-recorded viewing of ‘Happily […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Virtual Games for Kids

MommyPoppins.com – has provided information about virtual activities and games for children of all ages to play with their friends. The website provides virtual games that can be accessed using multiple kinds of software. Please visit the website for more information.   URL: https://mommypoppins.com/boredom-busters/fun-games-kids-play-with-friends-virtually

COVID-19 Relief Resources – East Tennessee Job Opportunities

WATE news has provided a list of business that are currently hiring in the East Tennessee area. The website is updated regularly with new information. Please visit their site for more information.   URL: https://www.wate.com/news/business-buzz/list-whos-hiring-in-east-tennessee/

COVID-19 Resources: SingleCare Free Prescription Discount Card

URL:  https://www1.singlecare.com/rescare

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Storyline Online

Storyline is a free resource for remote learning during COVID-19 where movie stars read their favorite stories to kids.   URL: https://www.storylineonline.net/      

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Fun Brain

This website allows students to play games while learning Math and Reading Skills. You can choose the activities and games for ages Pre-K through 8th grade.   URL: https://www.funbrain.com/  

COVID-19 Resources: National Domestic Violence Hotline

URL:  https://www.thehotline.org/help/

COVID-19 Resources: Veterans Crisis Line

Call 800-273-8255 or text 838255 URL:  https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/

COVID-19 Resources: Crisis Textline

Text TALK to 741741 URL:  https://www.crisistextline.org/  

COVID-19 Resources: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call 800-273-8255 or Chat with Lifeline URL:  https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

COVID-19 Resources: Substance Abuse & Mental Heath Services Administration- Disaster Distress Helpline

Substance Abuse & Mental Heath Services Administration:  Disaster Distress Helpline Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 URL:  https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Free Offers for Healthcare Workers and First Responders

Starbucks announced on March 25 that the chain would give out free coffee to anyone who identifies as a front-line responder to the pandemic through May 3. The free coffee must be a tall hot or iced brewed coffee. Krispy Kreme announced on March 28 that it would give healthcare workers and first responder free doughnuts on Mondays at […]

COVID-19 – Relief Resources – Free Meal Sites for Children

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System’s Child Nutrition Department will be serving free breakfast and lunch at multiple school sites across the parish beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. While supplies last, families will be able to pick up pre-packaged breakfast and lunches for children 18 years of age […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Experience Great Smoky Mountains National Park at Home through their SmokiEEEs program! Learn online and outside with Park Ranger-led adventures, activities and resources for students of all ages. The website has activities as well as kid posted videos in the community and video tours in the Smokies.   URL: https://smokieees.org/  

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Amazon Prime for Kids

Amazon is now offering free access to some of its Prime programming for kids. You don’t need to be an Amazon Prime subscriber, but you will need to create an Amazon account to log in. Currently the lineup includes primarily Amazon’s own original programming for kids, plus a lot of PBS Kids content—but more options may be […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – National Geographic Educational Resources

Now, as communities around the world are exploring new ways of teaching and learning at home, we invite you to join us for live broadcasts of Explorer Classroom. In our commitment to support educators, students and families during this transition, we are now providing Explorer Classroom every weekday at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Explorer Classroom’s live video events connect […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – State Farm

In response to COVID-19, State Farm’s “State Farm Good Neighbor Relief” is returning $2 billion dividend to Mutual auto insurance customers. The website says that “On average most customers will see a 25% policy credit. Customers do not need to take action. Credits will be automatically applied”. Please visit the website for information about Frequently […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources- Brain POP

Brain POP and Brain POP Jr. have interactive videos, activities and quizzes designed for kids. To assist with learning needs due to COVID-19, the website is offering families to sign up for free access to the materials. Please visit the site for more details. Topics included: Local and State Governments Math Arts and Technology Concept […]

COVID-19 Resources: Path to Government Benefits

URL:  https://www.benefits.gov/help/faq/Coronavirus-resources

COVID-19 Resource: Homeless Shelter Directory

URL:  https://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Google Arts and Culture

Google Arts and Culture Visit this website to explore art collections, take virtual tours of museums around the world, explore places around the world, learn about historical figures and history, experiments, different cultures and more.   URL: https://artsandculture.google.com/    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Simon and Schuster Publishing

Read & Learn with Simon Kids is presented by Simon and Schuster Publishing   The website offers live read-alouds, downloadable activities, curriculum guides and more.   URL: https://simonandschusterpublishing.com/readandlearn/  

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Sesame Street Educational Resources

In response to COVID-19, Sesame Street is offering educational videos for children about safe hand washing, caring for each other and more. URL: https://www.sesamestreet.org/caring  

COVID-19 Articles: 3 Steps you can take to stay healthy during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

URL:  https://nutrition.org/making-health-and-nutrition-a-priority-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic/

COVID-19 Articles: Simple Vegan Recipes to Try During the Quarantine

URL:  https://www.peta.org/living/food/simple-vegan-recipes/

COVID- 19 Articles: Avoid Cabin Fever With These 125 Ideas to Keep Kids Entertained During the Coronavirus Crisis

URL:  https://parade.com/1009774/stephanieosmanski/things-to-do-with-kids-during-coronavirus-quarantine/

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Imagination Library Bedtime Stories with Dolly Parton Goodnight with Dolly is a 10-week special series of weekly videos featuring Dolly Parton reading select Imagination Library books. The weekly read aloud series begins on April 2. Dolly hopes this series of stories will provide comfort and reassurance to kids and families during the shelter-in-place mandates.   […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Kennedy Space Center Educational Resources

The Kennedy Space Center is having live presentations on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on Facebook Live at 9:30am Eastern Standard Time for younger children and 1:00pm Eastern Standard Time for young adults.   URL: https://www.facebook.com/pg/KennedySpaceCenterVisitorComplex/posts/?ref=page_internal    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Read Alouds

Authors who are planning new read-alouds and lessons are sharing their schedules in a Google Doc created by literacy advocate Olivia Van Ledtje. Please visit the link below for the schedule and link to each read-aloud.   URL: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MrM7Ypu3uoEEwbyLQ6sxkx8d-sePrP2J64WQrb6dNfI/edit        

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Free Online Homeschool Curriculum

Calvert Homeschool Due to the Coronavirus Crisis, Calvert’s is offering FREE curriculum for the first 3 months. Use Code: CALVERT90 Calvert’s has curriculum for grades K-2 and 3-12 with media-rich curriculum for grades 3-12.   Please visit the site below for more information. URL: https://www.calverthomeschool.com/    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Home-Schooling Resources

Due to the Coronavirus Crisis, The TODAY Show has provided home-school tips and free resources to assist. Please visit the link below for ideas for activities, tips and other resources.   URL:  https://www.today.com/parents/how-homeschool-during-coronavirus-crisis-t176020      

COVID-19 Resources: Meal Pick-Up Search for Texas Schools

Description:  Free school meal pick-up locator. URL:  https://txschools.gov/

COVID-19 Article: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Social Distancing With Children

URL:  https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/coronavirus-social-distancing.html

COVID-19 Article: Tips for Families: Coronavirus

URL:  https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/3210-tips-for-families-coronavirus

COVID-19 Article: 8 Tips for Working From Home With Kids During COVID-19

URL:  https://www.yalemedicine.org/stories/8-tips-work-at-home-with-kids-covid-19/

COVID-19 Article: Working and Learning from Home During the COVID-19 Outbreak

URL:  https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/chest-lungs/Pages/Working-and-Learning-from-Home-During-the-COVID-19-Outbreak.aspx

COVID-19 Articles: Family Activities to Do During COVID-19

URL:  https://loganhealth.org/prod/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/What-to-do-at-home-with-your-kids-during-COVID-2019.pdf

COVID-19 Article: Mental health considerations for children quarantined because of COVID-19

URL:   https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanchi/article/PIIS2352-4642(20)30096-1/fulltext

COVID-19 Article: Stress and Coping

Description: The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. URL:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html

COVID-19 Article: How to Maintain a Positive State of Mind During the COVID-19 Pandemic

How to Maintain a Positive State of Mind During the COVID-19 Pandemic https://www.indeed.com/hire/c/info/maintain-a-positive-state-of-mind?hl=en&cc=US

COVID-19 Resource: FindHelp

FindHelp Find food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs, including new programs for the COVID-19 pandemic by zip code:  https://findhelp.org/

COVID-19 Article: COVID-19 Is Coinciding With a Loneliness Epidemic

COVID-19 Is Coinciding With a Loneliness Epidemic Description:  Emotional health. URL:   https://www.govexec.com/management/2020/03/covid-19-coinciding-loneliness-epidemic/164153/

COVID-19 Article: A Parent’s Guide to Working from Home with Kids

A Parent’s Guide to Working from Home with Kids https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/career-development/working-from-home-with-kids

COVID-19 Article: 7 Healthy Tips for a Better Night Sleep

7 Healthy Tips for a Better Night Sleep https://blog.ed.ted.com/2016/08/23/7-healthy-tips-for-a-better-nights-sleep/?fbclid=IwAR2KLWjiE4JOHhB7LsLplCuc3sMju4Zy-x_K-dP1w7naWb1FSSURfiKgNIQ

COVID-19: Get Your Home Ready

Description: This interim guidance is to help household members plan for community transmission of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages household members to prepare for the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak in their community. URL:   https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/COVID19_FAQ_HouseholdReady-H.pdf

COVID-19 Article: How soap kills the coronavirus

How soap kills the coronavirus https://ed.ted.com/best_of_web/wy0p8edN  

COVID-19 Resources- Project K!d

Description: PROJECT K!D is dedicated to offering families creative and inventive ways to spend unplugged time with kids. From DIY crafts to party ideas to home décor solutions, we mix traditional craft and household materials in surprising ways. At PROJECT K!D, we produce web content, original lifestyle magazine features, sponsored content for large companies, DIY videos, and craft books. […]

COVID-19 Article: Homeschooling Through COVID-19

Homeschooling Through COVID-19 Description: The Coalition for Responsible Home Education is offering resources to help families navigate their children’s education through this pandemic. On this page you’ll find recommendations for utilizing the time during school closures; encouragement for parents supervising school at home; and information on working with your child’s school and supporting your child. URL:   […]

COVID-19 Resources: Public Utility Commission of Texas

Description: Public Utility Commission’s response to economic hardship due to COVID-19. URL:  https://www.puc.texas.gov/ Frequently Asked Questions: URL:  http://www.puc.texas.gov/images/facts/PUCTX-COVID19-FAQ-FAQ.pdf

COVID-19 Resources- National Association of School Psychologists

Description: Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19 and other resources. URL:   https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/helping-children-cope-with-changes-resulting-from-covid-19

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Comcast Internet Essentials

Comcast Internet Essentials With school closings as a result of the Coronavirus and students needing Internet access for online instruction, Comcast has developed a plan to support low-income families and students with Internet Essentials. Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, anyone who signs up for Internet Essentials will receive two free months of Internet service. We are also increasing the speed […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Tax Relief and Stimulus Checks

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus. The deadlines to FILE and PAY federal income taxes are extended to July 15, 2020. You can also visit the website to learn more information about the stimulus payment checks as updates […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Dallas- Fort Worth Work Assistance

Get Shift Done for North Texas The Get Shift Done for Texas for North Texas Initiative was launched to place hourly workers in the hospitality industry in jobs working for nonprofit organizations and institutions in need during the COVID-19 crisis. The Get Shift Done for North Texas Fund was created at Communities Foundation of Texas to […]

COVID-19 Resources-The Salvation Army

Description:  Serving people who have been impacted by COVID-19 all around the country.  If you or a loved one needs help, please contact your local Salvation Army to see what services are available in your area. URL:  https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/covid19/  

COVID-19 Relief Resources – United Way Financial Assistance

United Way  United Way steps up whenever our communities need us. We’re helping communities affected by COVID-19 all over the world. United Way provides contact information and funds for resources in all areas that can help with financial assistance, bill assistance, food assistance, etc… Please visit the website to search for available resources and to learn […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Fort Worth Food Assistance

The Lunch Box has ceased all operations and closed to the public for the time being. However, each weekday they are handing out 250 free lunches to anyone in need, including first responders, healthcare workers, laid-off service industry, or anyone who could use a free meal. Each lunch comes with a sandwich, chips, fruit, and cookie. […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Fort Worth Restaurant Employee Relief Fund

RESTAURANT EMPLOYEE RELIEF FUND The Fort Worth Food + Wine Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable foundation committed to supporting Fort Worth’s culinary community. As of March 23, 2020, we are temporarily shifting our focus to include a relief fund to provide $100,000 in emergency assistance to employees of restaurants and/or bars (with food service) […]

COVID-19 Resources- National Alliance on Mental Illness Guide

Description:  National Mental Health Consumer’s Self-Help Clearinghouse is a nationwide directory to locate local consumer-driven mental health services, including resources. URL:   https://www.nami.org/getattachment/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/NAMI-Updates-on-the-Coronavirus/COVID-19-Updated-Guide-1.pdf

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Credit Card Bills

Several credit card companies are offering customer assistance amid coronavirus hardship including flexible bill payments and waived late fees.   Please visit the report below for a list of companies and then visit the card company’s site directly for more information about the assistance.   URL: https://www.cnbc.com/select/credit-card-issuers-offer-customer-assistance-amid-coronavirus-financial-hardship/        

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Unemployment Benefits

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update: The federal government is allowing new options for states to amend their laws to provide unemployment insurance benefits related to COVID-19. For example, federal law allows states to pay benefits where: An employer temporarily ceases operations due to COVID-19, preventing employees from coming to work; An individual is quarantined with the expectation of […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Food Assistance

In response to COVID-19 relief assistance, the USDA Food and Nutrition Service is has several programs to help serve those in need.   Congregate Meal Waivers – regarding summer meal programs Pandemic EBT– children who would receive free or reduced price meals if not for school closures are eligible to receive assistance under this provision National […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – School Loans

To provide relief to student loan borrowers during the COVID-19 national emergency, on March 13, 2020, it was announced that all loans owned by the U.S. Department of Education (ED) will have interest waived. That includes Direct Loans, as well as Federal Perkins Loans and Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program loans held by ED. When […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – HUD

As of March 18, 2020, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) to implement an immediate foreclosure and eviction moratorium for single family homeowners with FHA-insured mortgages for the next 60 days. The guidance issued  applies to homeowners with FHA-insured Title II Single Family forward and Home Equity Conversion (reverse) mortgages, and directs mortgage services to: Halt all new foreclosure actions […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Spectrum Internet

In an effort to ensure Americans have necessary access to online resources, qualifying households with students can get 60 days of FREE access with a Spectrum Internet account. Available for households with K-12 or college students Limited to new accounts who do not already have a Spectrum Internet subscription Installation fees will be waived In addition, Spectrum […]

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC provides daily updated information about Coronavirus (COVID-19). This website includes: tracking information of reported cases safety tips about prevention symptoms and information about COVID-19 testing sites and directions for next steps if you have concerns regarding symptoms or exposure resources and other health information   URL: https://www.cdc.gov/    

COVID-19 Resources: Harris County Free Clinic Directory

Free Clinics and Community Health Centers in Harris County https://freeclinicdirectory.org/texas_care/harris_tx_county.html

Cornerstone Family Ministries

Weekly Food Delivery: We know that many of our folks are unable to get out to the grocery store for a variety of reasons, so we are partnering with our friends at Chapelwood UMC/Fairhaven UMC in order to provide weekly food delivery options. If you know of someone in the Spring Branch community that could […]

Cy-Fair Helping Hands

Emergency Shelter and Food Pantry Cy-Fair Helping Hands continues serving the hungry during regular pantry hours (Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, & the 1st Saturday of the month from 9:30am- 12:30pm.) Emergency shelter for  Cy-Fair families with children who are in transition from homelessness to stable housing. (We are not a homeless shelter; when funds allow, we assist qualified […]

Operation Homefront

Their goal is to be the provider of choice for short-term and Critical Financial Assistance, long-term stability and recurring support programs to military families. SHORT-TERM CRITICAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE (RELIEF) Critical Financial Assistance* for food, utilities, home repairs, rent/mortgage payments, etc. Rent-free transitional housing for wounded service members LONG-TERM STABILITY (RESILIENCY) Mortgage-free homes awarded across the […]

COVID-19 Resources: PC’s for People

https://www.pcsforpeople.org/get-technology/ https://www.pcsforpeople.org/get-technology/

American Camp Association

This resource will allow you to search for 2020 Virtual Camp listings. You can search for available camps using several filters including: free or camps with fees, activity categories and more. URL: https://members.acacamps.org/Virtual-Camp?select-orgaffil=78&text-description=

COVID-19 Relief Assistance – Kids Meals Inc.( Houston)

Kids Meals Inc. Temporary Support for Families Impacted by COVID-19 We are here to help you feed your children!   Kids’ Meals delivers free, healthy meals, year-round, Monday-Friday to the homes of  children under age 6 who live within our 43 delivery zip codes.  We also deliver 1-3 family grocery bags a week.  We will also […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Houston Food Pantry

Heights Interfaith Ministries Food Pantry The Pantry is open: Thursdays from 5pm to 7pm Saturdays from 10am to 12:00pm Each client MUST bring a photo I.D. and a piece of mail with current address (such as a utility bill) to every visit Please visit the website for further information. Address: 3523 Beauchamp St, Houston, TX […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Computer Lottery (Houston)

To provide assistance with COVID-19, Comp-U-Dopt has started a weekly computer lottery. The drawing will occur every Friday at 12 PM CST. There is no need to register each week. Duplicate entries will be deleted. Requirements: Have a student in K-12th Grade enrolled in a school in Harris County. Not have access to a working […]

Dollywood Pre K Imagination Free Season Pass

Free Pre-K Imagination Season Pass Children born in 2015 or 2016 can visit Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country for free all season long with a Pre-K Imagination Season Pass. This special 35th Anniversary offer is inspired by Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library that introduces young children to the joy of learning through books. The deadline to […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – U-HAUL

U-HAUL Offers 30 Days Free Self- Storage amid Coronavirus Outbreak The free month applies to new customers with college IDs and is a limited-time offer subject to availability. Please visit the link below for further information. URL: https://www.uhaul.com/Articles/About/20625/College-Students-U-Haul-Offers-30-Days-Free-Self-Storage-Amid-Coronavirus-Outbreak/

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Texas Diaper Bank

Texas Diaper Bank: The organization continues to assist babies, seniors and others during the COVID 19 outbreak with diapers and other needed items.   Please visit the website for more information.   URL: http://www.texasdiaperbank.org/        

COVID-19- Relief Resources – JOANN Face Mask Kits

MOST JOANN STORES are participating in the Take and Make masks with donated fabric and guidance. This is a free kit with supplies to make your own face mask. Due to supplies being limited, it’s first come first serve. The website also has videos and templates regarding making your own masks. Please visit the website […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Free Face Masks Online

Two online retailers are offering to mail free face masks to your home. Flexispot and DHVANI   Please visit the website below for more information regarding ordering information.   URL: https://www.kxan.com/news/simplehealth/medical/two-places-to-get-free-face-masks-online/    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Polar Bears International Educational Resources

Polar Bears International The Polar Bears International website has developed a curriculum for kids that provides educational information about polar bears that includes: live chats with scientists, the polar bear tracker, live cam of the polar bears and Northern Lights and more. The website provides a schedule for videos and activities.   URL: https://polarbearsinternational.org/#    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – American Museum of Natural History

Welcome to OLogy! A science website for kids from the American Museum of Natural History. The website provides educational games, activities and learning videos and live streams covering a variety of types. Some of the topics included are: Anthropology Archaeology Astronomy Biodiversity Brain Climate Change Earth Genetics Marine Biology Microbiology PaleontOLogy Physics Water Zoology   […]

COVID-19- Relief Resources – The Weather Channel

We Love Weather is provided by The Weather Channel and provides educational information. This resource has weather activities for kids, step by step experiments and educational videos with experiments regarding science.   URL: https://weloveweather.tv/    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – California Science Center

The California Science Center has provided easy to follow science activities for children as well as live science videos and more through their “Stuck at Home Science”. The site posts new activities every weekday at 10:00am.   URL: https://californiasciencecenter.org/stuck-at-home-science  

COVID-19 Resources: Children’s Defense Fund- Useful Resources for Children and Families During the COVID-19 Crisis

Description:  Links to resources for families seeking assistance with health coverage, education, self-care and wellness and state-specific resources.  Also information for immigrant families URL:  https://www.childrensdefense.org/useful-resource-covid-19/#immigrant

COVID-19 Resources: National Low Income Housing Coalition- State and Local Rental Assistance Search

URL:  https://nlihc.org/rental-assistance

COVID-19 Resources: List of Museums, Zoos and Theme Parks Offering Virtual Tours

Description:  “Walk” through some of the world’s most prestigious cultural institutions, like The Met and The American Museum of Natural History, then go for a “ride” on Disney’s new Frozen rollercoaster with the kids. And regardless of your age, we think everyone will enjoy some live footage of pandas playing at the zoo! URL:  https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/travel/a31784720/best-virtual-tours/

COVID-19 Resources: Virtual Exhibits for Online Learning and Fun- Cleveland

Description:  A list of museums, art galleries, zoos, and aquariums that give children a chance to learn by virtual visiting. URL:  https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/families-and-individuals/resources-for-parents-and-families/Virtual-Exhibits-Online-Learning-and-Fun

COVID-19- Relief Resources – Walt Disney Fireworks

Walt Disney World and Disneyland have been closed since March 14 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Disney Magic Moments shared a “virtual viewing” of the “Happily Ever After” fireworks show at Walt Disney World for families to enjoy. Happily Ever After is the nighttime spectacular from Magic Kingdom. “For this special pre-recorded viewing of ‘Happily […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Virtual Games for Kids

MommyPoppins.com – has provided information about virtual activities and games for children of all ages to play with their friends. The website provides virtual games that can be accessed using multiple kinds of software. Please visit the website for more information.   URL: https://mommypoppins.com/boredom-busters/fun-games-kids-play-with-friends-virtually

COVID-19 Relief Resources – East Tennessee Job Opportunities

WATE news has provided a list of business that are currently hiring in the East Tennessee area. The website is updated regularly with new information. Please visit their site for more information.   URL: https://www.wate.com/news/business-buzz/list-whos-hiring-in-east-tennessee/

COVID-19 Resources: SingleCare Free Prescription Discount Card

URL:  https://www1.singlecare.com/rescare

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Storyline Online

Storyline is a free resource for remote learning during COVID-19 where movie stars read their favorite stories to kids.   URL: https://www.storylineonline.net/      

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Fun Brain

This website allows students to play games while learning Math and Reading Skills. You can choose the activities and games for ages Pre-K through 8th grade.   URL: https://www.funbrain.com/  

COVID-19 Resources: National Domestic Violence Hotline

URL:  https://www.thehotline.org/help/

COVID-19 Resources: Veterans Crisis Line

Call 800-273-8255 or text 838255 URL:  https://www.veteranscrisisline.net/

COVID-19 Resources: Crisis Textline

Text TALK to 741741 URL:  https://www.crisistextline.org/  

COVID-19 Resources: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Call 800-273-8255 or Chat with Lifeline URL:  https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

COVID-19 Resources: Substance Abuse & Mental Heath Services Administration- Disaster Distress Helpline

Substance Abuse & Mental Heath Services Administration:  Disaster Distress Helpline Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 URL:  https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Free Offers for Healthcare Workers and First Responders

Starbucks announced on March 25 that the chain would give out free coffee to anyone who identifies as a front-line responder to the pandemic through May 3. The free coffee must be a tall hot or iced brewed coffee. Krispy Kreme announced on March 28 that it would give healthcare workers and first responder free doughnuts on Mondays at […]

COVID-19 – Relief Resources – Free Meal Sites for Children

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System’s Child Nutrition Department will be serving free breakfast and lunch at multiple school sites across the parish beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. While supplies last, families will be able to pick up pre-packaged breakfast and lunches for children 18 years of age […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Experience Great Smoky Mountains National Park at Home through their SmokiEEEs program! Learn online and outside with Park Ranger-led adventures, activities and resources for students of all ages. The website has activities as well as kid posted videos in the community and video tours in the Smokies.   URL: https://smokieees.org/  

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Amazon Prime for Kids

Amazon is now offering free access to some of its Prime programming for kids. You don’t need to be an Amazon Prime subscriber, but you will need to create an Amazon account to log in. Currently the lineup includes primarily Amazon’s own original programming for kids, plus a lot of PBS Kids content—but more options may be […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – National Geographic Educational Resources

Now, as communities around the world are exploring new ways of teaching and learning at home, we invite you to join us for live broadcasts of Explorer Classroom. In our commitment to support educators, students and families during this transition, we are now providing Explorer Classroom every weekday at 2:00 p.m. EDT. Explorer Classroom’s live video events connect […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – State Farm

In response to COVID-19, State Farm’s “State Farm Good Neighbor Relief” is returning $2 billion dividend to Mutual auto insurance customers. The website says that “On average most customers will see a 25% policy credit. Customers do not need to take action. Credits will be automatically applied”. Please visit the website for information about Frequently […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources- Brain POP

Brain POP and Brain POP Jr. have interactive videos, activities and quizzes designed for kids. To assist with learning needs due to COVID-19, the website is offering families to sign up for free access to the materials. Please visit the site for more details. Topics included: Local and State Governments Math Arts and Technology Concept […]

COVID-19 Resources: Path to Government Benefits

URL:  https://www.benefits.gov/help/faq/Coronavirus-resources

COVID-19 Resource: Homeless Shelter Directory

URL:  https://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Google Arts and Culture

Google Arts and Culture Visit this website to explore art collections, take virtual tours of museums around the world, explore places around the world, learn about historical figures and history, experiments, different cultures and more.   URL: https://artsandculture.google.com/    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Simon and Schuster Publishing

Read & Learn with Simon Kids is presented by Simon and Schuster Publishing   The website offers live read-alouds, downloadable activities, curriculum guides and more.   URL: https://simonandschusterpublishing.com/readandlearn/  

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Sesame Street Educational Resources

In response to COVID-19, Sesame Street is offering educational videos for children about safe hand washing, caring for each other and more. URL: https://www.sesamestreet.org/caring  

COVID-19 Articles: 3 Steps you can take to stay healthy during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

URL:  https://nutrition.org/making-health-and-nutrition-a-priority-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-pandemic/

COVID-19 Articles: Simple Vegan Recipes to Try During the Quarantine

URL:  https://www.peta.org/living/food/simple-vegan-recipes/

COVID- 19 Articles: Avoid Cabin Fever With These 125 Ideas to Keep Kids Entertained During the Coronavirus Crisis

URL:  https://parade.com/1009774/stephanieosmanski/things-to-do-with-kids-during-coronavirus-quarantine/

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

Imagination Library Bedtime Stories with Dolly Parton Goodnight with Dolly is a 10-week special series of weekly videos featuring Dolly Parton reading select Imagination Library books. The weekly read aloud series begins on April 2. Dolly hopes this series of stories will provide comfort and reassurance to kids and families during the shelter-in-place mandates.   […]

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Kennedy Space Center Educational Resources

The Kennedy Space Center is having live presentations on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays on Facebook Live at 9:30am Eastern Standard Time for younger children and 1:00pm Eastern Standard Time for young adults.   URL: https://www.facebook.com/pg/KennedySpaceCenterVisitorComplex/posts/?ref=page_internal    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Read Alouds

Authors who are planning new read-alouds and lessons are sharing their schedules in a Google Doc created by literacy advocate Olivia Van Ledtje. Please visit the link below for the schedule and link to each read-aloud.   URL: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MrM7Ypu3uoEEwbyLQ6sxkx8d-sePrP2J64WQrb6dNfI/edit        

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Free Online Homeschool Curriculum

Calvert Homeschool Due to the Coronavirus Crisis, Calvert’s is offering FREE curriculum for the first 3 months. Use Code: CALVERT90 Calvert’s has curriculum for grades K-2 and 3-12 with media-rich curriculum for grades 3-12.   Please visit the site below for more information. URL: https://www.calverthomeschool.com/    

COVID-19 Relief Resources – Home-Schooling Resources

Due to the Coronavirus Crisis, The TODAY Show has provided home-school tips and free resources to assist. Please visit the link below for ideas for activities, tips and other resources.   URL:  https://www.today.com/parents/how-homeschool-during-coronavirus-crisis-t176020      

COVID-19 Resources: Meal Pick-Up Search for Texas Schools

Description:  Free school meal pick-up locator. URL:  https://txschools.gov/

COVID-19 Article: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Social Distancing With Children

URL:  https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/coronavirus-social-distancing.html

COVID-19 Article: Tips for Families: Coronavirus

URL:  https://www.zerotothree.org/resources/3210-tips-for-families-coronavirus

COVID-19 Article: 8 Tips for Working From Home With Kids During COVID-19

URL:  https://www.yalemedicine.org/stories/8-tips-work-at-home-with-kids-covid-19/

COVID-19 Article: Working and Learning from Home During the COVID-19 Outbreak

URL:  https://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/chest-lungs/Pages/Working-and-Learning-from-Home-During-the-COVID-19-Outbreak.aspx

COVID-19 Articles: Family Activities to Do During COVID-19

URL:  https://loganhealth.org/prod/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/What-to-do-at-home-with-your-kids-during-COVID-2019.pdf

COVID-19 Article: Mental health considerations for children quarantined because of COVID-19

URL:   https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanchi/article/PIIS2352-4642(20)30096-1/fulltext

COVID-19 Article: Stress and Coping

Description: The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. URL:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html

COVID-19 Article: How to Maintain a Positive State of Mind During the COVID-19 Pandemic

How to Maintain a Positive State of Mind During the COVID-19 Pandemic https://www.indeed.com/hire/c/info/maintain-a-positive-state-of-mind?hl=en&cc=US

COVID-19 Resource: FindHelp

FindHelp Find food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs, including new programs for the COVID-19 pandemic by zip code:  https://findhelp.org/

COVID-19 Article: COVID-19 Is Coinciding With a Loneliness Epidemic

COVID-19 Is Coinciding With a Loneliness Epidemic Description:  Emotional health. URL:   https://www.govexec.com/management/2020/03/covid-19-coinciding-loneliness-epidemic/164153/

COVID-19 Article: A Parent’s Guide to Working from Home with Kids

A Parent’s Guide to Working from Home with Kids https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/career-development/working-from-home-with-kids

COVID-19 Article: 7 Healthy Tips for a Better Night Sleep

7 Healthy Tips for a Better Night Sleep https://blog.ed.ted.com/2016/08/23/7-healthy-tips-for-a-better-nights-sleep/?fbcl